I have very little pain and have never had psoriasis. The joints in my fingers can become quite swollen but it is not painful. The stiffness in my legs has responded well to my current treatment. My doctor wants to replace the sulfasalizine with methotrexate to see if that helps the swelling in my fingers. I'm very hesitant to start methotrexate given the possible side effects, etc. He doesn't feel I'm doing as well as I think I am and says I should not judge my condition by the fact that I have very little pain. Should I try the methotrexate? I'm a 59 year old female.
I can't tell you what to do, but I can remind that if you try it, you may not have any of the listed side effects. They have to list everything that is reported. If you would get the side effects or it didn't help as much, you can always stop it and go back to your current treatment.
- Remicade Information for Consumers
- Remicade Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Remicade (detailed)
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.
Posted 13 Mar 2011 • 8 answers
I was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis 25 years ago. I'm 50 now. The psoriasis left for a while b?
Posted 9 Nov 2013 • 1 answer
Posted 21 Dec 2013 • 4 answers
Posted 16 Jan 2015 • 1 answer
Posted 25 Jun 2016 • 0 answers