Hello everyone. :autumn-sun:
I was diagnosed three months ago. I'm 46 now, the same age as my maternal grandmother when she was diagnosed.
I've been reading up on the site which has been very helpful. I was started on the triple therapy but reacted to two of the drugs, leaving me on methotrexate but it looks like this may have been the culprit. I'm on 15mg with the idea of building up to 20mg next week, however the day after I take it I start with severe stomach cramps and diarrhoea. This week it's worse than ever but I'm scared to call my local RA helpline as I've had to call every week so far as I've reacted to the medication and last time I called I got the distinct impression they thought I was being tiresome and should put up with all this.
Is this reaction to methotrexate normal, my new boss at work is threatening to put me on a disciplinary because I had to leave an interview to use the loo.