I’m 26 years old and have had RA since the age of 14. I’ve been on Methotrexate and Hydroxychloroquinine for years, they keep the RA fairly well controlled but from time to time I suffer badly with side effects. After a few months of no side effects, They're back with a vengeance. After taking my normal 15mg dose on Thursday night I've had nausea, diarrhoea, exhaustion and all over stiffness to the point where I can’t sleep ( I know that sounds weird but that’s how I feel) My periods are also seriously messed up. I’ve had two this month, the second one the day after I took the MTX and I’m convinced my medication has something to do with it, and now I have mouth ulcers which I know are a common side effect, but I’ve never had them before.
I have spoken to my rheumatologist and my GP but they don’t seem to bothered because blood tests are within a reasonable range. Mostly I’m just writing this to rant, but if anyone has had any similar experiences or suggestions on how to cope I’d be really grateful.