Looking for a bit of encouragement, last night a had a bit of an anxiety attack as I’m really anxious about starting new medication. I recently took a severe and very scary allergic reaction to Sulfasalazine and my rheumatologist wants to move me onto methotrexate instead. Of course I made the stupid mistake of reading about the side affects and other patients’ horror stories on google and I’m freaking out about it especially because I have already had an allergic reaction to medication and I don’t want that to happen again!
I think what makes it worse is that I’ve actually been feeling really well recently! I’m on NSAIDS and recently had a steroid injection but obviously I can’t stay on steroids forever and my rheumatologist said my inflammation was particularly bad at my last MRI scan so we need to get it under control before the steroid wears off. I think I’m just really nervous of putting more medication in my body after a bad experience. Does anyone have any positive experiences of taking methotrexate or have any supportive advice?