I was diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis in June last year, and have been on Methotrexate and Prednisolone for a year now. I had a cold earlier this year and that turned into a chest infection, and now, 20 weeks later, I still have a cough. I saw my GP last week and he ordered a chest xray and lung function test, as he is worried about me possibly having developed Pulmonary Fibrosis. Has this happened to anyone else while they've been taking Methotrexate? Would anyone like to chat sometime about P.A. in general? My hubby of only two years must be getting sick of me complaining... It'd be nice to talk to someone who's going through something similar.
I'm new to this site and only came by it when looking for side effects of prednisolone. I'm not sure of the PF but I was diagnosedwith PA in 2006-most likely had it longer though. I'm on prednisolone & sulfasalazine at the mo, I have my good and bad days-mostly bad. I came off metho over a year ago as me and my partner were talking of starting a family. Anyway, I would appreciate talking to a fellow sufferer. Until next time..
Hi Jane3 my name is Rorie. I have just joined this site and can empathise with you. Good to hear your result was positive. I'm 39 and was diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis when I was 25. I investigated all my options at the time seeing several specialists and decided as a younger person that the potential side effects ( especially becoming sterile ) were not worth the risk. Almost 15 years later I have now been married for 4 years and have 3 children under three!! My condition has progressively gotten worse and I decided it was time for a new approach. Hence, It would be great to chat with you about methotrexate and prednisolone as I have only started taking them 1 month ago and wonder how you are feeling 1 year on?
Like you it would be nice to chat with people who are going through the same situation, thanks and I look forward to hearing from you and anyone else!
I was givin Methotrexate to help my Psoris's and was on it for 6 months .
While on the drug I devloped lung problems.I was dianosed with pulmonary fibrosis have been put on 24 hour home oxagen and have to use a mobility scooter to get around.The doctor said I would never get better but I stopped taking it before it killed me.I have had several x-ray and a cat csean and having gotten any worst in two year's.
I am a 52 years old female that got diagnosed with osteoarthritis and my Dr put me on Methotrexate tablets for about 4 months and then changed to injectable form because pills were wiping me out for a few days after i took them, now i sm facing surgery next week for an inguinal hernia repair and i was wondering if i should do the injection due to the fact that is on the same day as the surgery? Anyone has any thoughts about it?
Hi, my name is Barb. I realize this question/conversation is a few years old, but I am new here and wondered if you all had any updates, four years after the original post?
I am not sure what I have. The rheumatologist said he thinks my blood tests were a false positive for RA. I had the test because I promised I would get the possibility of PA checked out after my last surgery and I had been procrastinating. So I got the call that my tests came back positive and was sent to the rheumatologist to be told my symptoms don't fit RA, BUT he is pretty sure I have some sort of inflammatory disease. So he did a one week test on prednisone to see what it did. (I have been on it several times for asthma and respiratory problems and told him what it would do). Then I called the nurse after the steroid trial and gave her my results; then they started me on MTX. I have been taking 20 mg for 2 full months. Unfortunately I started amitriptyline at the same time. I did come down with a cold/respiratory infection after one month. I tried to get rid of it with OTC meds, but no luck. Just finished antibiotics and a dose-pak of medrol. All this to say, at the beginning of the resp. inf. I had a very sore mouth. I wasn't sure which of my symptoms were viral and which were new med side effects. Or which new med was causing what. So as you can see I am just looking to hear your experiences since you are much further down the road than I am with this disease.
Oh by the way, I am 56, have had pain in my back and joints for almost 20 years. I just started trying to figure out what it was about 12 years ago. So here I am, 12 years on down the road with a bunch of diagnoses and possible diagnoses, and a whole lot of prescriptions, but not a lot of answers. Any insights, experiences you would like to share would be much appreciated. Thanks.
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