Is there anyone else out there who is unable to take antiinflammatories so left with having to increase pain killers?

What can medics give to help us?

Now about to complete 3 months start on Methotrexate and Folic Acid. Still inflamed.


  • Kate45
    Kate45 Member Posts: 11

    Hi my husband had to come off NSAIDs as he got kidney failure he has RA and cellulitis in one foot osteomyelitis in the other .

    They have put him on pain patches that go on the chest and oramorph.

  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,600

    I don't understand that you're only just starting on methotrexate. If you have an inflammatory form of arthritis you should have been on a DMARD anyway. NSAIDS won't hold it back.

    Many (Sometimes I think 'most') of us can't take NSAIDS. There are plenty of straight pain relieving meds without going down the anti-inflammatory route. Ask your GP.

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