Methotrexate vs Sulfasalazine - side effects
I was wondering if anyone has tried both these medications and how the side effects compare..
I’ve been on methotrexate since being diagnosed with RA is October last year, and altho my inflammation and paid has reduced a little, I can’t cope with the side effects. I lose about 3 days after my MTX dose, from extreme fatigue, lack of appetite, nausea, painful cystic acne, but the hardest one is the massive decline in my mental health since I started taking it. I appreciate adjusting to the new me with RA also will be affecting me mentally.
I guess I haven’t really accepted I have to take medication.. I just want to stop.. but I know the chances are the disease will just progress more rapidly.
so my consultant has switched me to sulfasalazine and I’m just wondering how these side effects may differ.. as they appear to sound similar.. and the yellowing skin..
I appreciate everyone tolerates drugs differently, but any experiences would be greatly received. Positive ones ideally..
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