Treatment

Posted Wed 6 Feb 2019 5.27pm by Acraigh

I am 30 years old and I have recently been diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis. It came as a shock because iv always been quite healthy and active in the past.

I have seen my rheumatologist only once and she advised to start methotrexate but advised I canโ€™t really drink and the side effects looks quite scary!

It sounds selfish but I do like to have a drink with friends, I am a very sociable person and the thought of not being able to is getting me down. Is there any alternative treatments available which I could still drink? I am only 30 after all ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Posted Thu 7 Feb 2019 10.51am by jenny

Hi Acraigh,

I am newly diagnosed in the last couple of months. I am 32 and was also offered methotrexate. But on talking with the nurse i now take Sulfasalazine as I want children very soon and found that this was the best option for me at the moment in time.

i hope this helps!

Posted Thu 7 Feb 2019 11.09am by Alexd

Hi Acraigh, I also have P.A and on Methotrexate and Golimumab monthly injections. I loved socialising and have a few Guinness or Rums but made a decision to stop drinking to see if I could get on top of my pain. After 5yrs - I still go out and have a laugh. I tend to drink 0% bottles now or the usual cokes ect. Not Drinking alcohol doesn't mean your life is over. My blood tests are occasionally elavated as the meds can cause problems with your liver which is another reason I stopped - i hope you find a treatment to help you.

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