I was terrified of Methotrexate at first. I was a little nauseous the first couple of weeks and had horrible horrible heartburn. I was on 7.5 a week for two months then up to 15 a week.
My results have been fantastic. After seven months, I feel great, and I have almost no side effects on the day after any more. I take
Aciphex daily to control the hearburn and haven't had breakthrough heartburn in months. I am honestly thrilled with the results I have gotten. My joint pain has diminshed significantly and only flares up with really cold wet weather or if I don't get enough sleep.
Of course, I take several other meds, and it is probably a combination of the right meds, but I had heard horror stories about low results and nasty side effects.
The one thing I will say is that I am much more susceptible to colds and flu viruses and even got a bad case of viral bronchits that lasted 10 days last month. Be very careful to stay away from sick people, if you can, wash your hands frequently and use hand sanitizer. Those things have helped me tremendously.
Good luck to you.
"If you think you can, you can. If you think you can't, you're right". - Mary Kay Ash