I'm really scared about taking conventional meds prescribed for my arthritis. I took methotrexate for a while but couldn't tolerate the side effects, now my doctor wants me to take Leflunomide. I have other autoimmune problems and high blood pressure and am concerned that the effects of the meds will make other parts of my body worse.
Does anyone know of a rheumatologist who will consider alternative treatments and see me as a whole rather than just the 'arthritis'?
I am really concerned as I do not want to damage the joints affected but don't want liver or kidney problems because of the meds.
Any help or advice would be welcome.