Went to rheumy today hoping she would increase plaquenil and stop prednisone, but she didn't. Said to continue 400 mg plaquenil, increase prednisone to 20 mg, and she started me on 10 mg methotrexate once a week. Also actonel to fight osteoporosis. What do you know about methotrexate? My stomach is already upset from prednisone, not to mention 9 pounds I have gained in 3 weeks. Both methotrexate ;and actonel can cause gastric distress. Has anyone lost hair because of methotrexate?

I sound like a worrywart, don't I. Hubby told me mexotrexate is a form of chemotherapy and I guess I'm so worn out from all this, and getting depressed, that it's a little overwhelming.

Time for an attitude adjustment. Light my candles, make a cup of hot tea, and get back to my knitting. I know from this forum that I have it so much better than so many of you.

Thanks for any info you have on these drugs. Hugs, blessing, and the hope that tomorrow will be a good day for all of us.

Pat