Rheumatoid arthritis and Methotrexate

jetertoni Member Posts: 2
I have Rheumatoid arthritis and I have been taking Methotrexate as well as Enbrel and Plaquenil for it. I have been on these medicines for over 5 years and I have been fine. Recently; however, (about 6 weeks ago) I ran out of Methotrexate and I didn't have the money right away to refill it, so I kept on using the two other medicines that I am taking and just did not refill the Methotrexate. My shoulders, neck, and hands are extremely sore now. Is this because I have not taken the Methotrexate for so long?


  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,732
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I think that's more than likely. These meds do work on a cumulative basis. It's never a good idea to stop them.

    Are you in the UK? If so, have you thought about getting a pre-payment card which saves money on meds? I think your local pharmacy could advise you.
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  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 29,656
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Good idea

    I have one I think it's cheaper even if you only collect two items a month.

    I hope you acn sort this out soon and get back on your MTX ASAP


    Toni xx

    PS welcome :)