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edited 27. Nov 2019, 19:28 in Living with arthritis
Hello, Can anyone give me some help and advice? My OH is in the early stages of getting a definate diagnosis for some form of inflammatory arthritis - it's not confirmed yet as Rheumatoid, but that's the most likely label. He's been to the hospital clinic (and they were amazing), ad he was advised to start immediatley on Methotrexate.

He's very reluctant to take anything that going to supress his immune system - we're livestock farmers and the nature of the job involves quite a lot of contact with cow ****, soccasionally sick animals, handling live vaccines and generally working in what would by most be classed as a dirty environment. At the moment, he feels that if anything is going to stop him from doing stuff, he'd rather it was because it was painful than something that "might" make him ill.

Can anyone give me any advice? Is taking methotraxate going to make him really susceptible to bugs? Or are they medics just covering their backs?