Hydroxychloroquine and Methotrexate- worrying for nothing?
Cutting a long story short, the application for me to go on Anakinra was rejected as biological treatment is only licensed for Stills Disease after trying two DMARDs.
So I'm already on 20mg Methotrexate injections and now have picked up hydroxychloroquine tablets (400mg a day). I'm really nervous. It says eye changes are common (up to 1 in 10 people) as well as nausea and stomach pain. I'm already feeling nauseous every day on this dose of Methotrexate, so I am worried it will make it even worse. And I'm really really worried about the eyes side effect. What if it causes irreversible damage? I'm 29, I don't want the rest of my life with eye problems. Rheumatology didn't give me any info about the medication except to get an eye test done as it can cause eye problems. That's it. Not been given any other information and only know what I do from reading the patient information leaflet, which admittedly covers most scenarios.
I'm just worried it's going to make me feel even more ill. I'm already dealing with a delayed site reaction from the weekend before lasts Methotrexate injection. I hate this, I hate being exhausted all the time, not being able to do what I used to be able to do. I don't want to take any more medications which make me feel unwell 😪😪
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