50 and diagnosed today

Susie2707 Member Posts: 2
edited 28. Nov 2023, 14:07 in Living with arthritis

Hi all - I’ve just been diagnosed with Versus and put on Methotrexate …. All a bit of a whirlwind - thought I had a trapped nerve …….but hey positivity is a good start 😊

this group looks the best way to find out answers to the many questions I’m sure I’ll have 😬


  • Anna
    Anna Moderator Posts: 1,003

    Hi @Susie2707 and welcome to the online community,

    You’ve just been diagnosed today with arthritis and you’ve been put on methotrexate- it certainly must feel like you’re in a whirlwind! It can be quite overwhelming to hear your diagnosis, but you’ve made a great start on your new journey by joining the online community. All our members are friendly and supportive and there’s usually always someone online to chat to or hear their story.

    There’s a page on the Versus Arthritis especially for people who’ve just been diagnosed - you might like to have a look. As well as talking about treatments and medication, it has great sections on looking after yourself, diet and nutrition and exercise.

    There’s also a great podcast by Yvonne, one of our members, who talks about what it felt like to be diagnosed:

    Do have a look round the forum, join in any conversations where you feel comfortable, and keep posting!

    Anna ( Mod)

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  • rosie159
    rosie159 Member Posts: 35

    what are the side affects for metho?

    i have acid reflux so am having trouble finding suitable pain relief

  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,720

    I've been on methotrexate for years with no side effects worth mentioning. I've also had a hiatus hernia and GORD for years. I take omeprazole in the morning and gaviscon at night. No problems.

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