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Date: 05.10.2010
From: Sandie

Subject: A diagnosis at last !!

Eventually given a diagnosis after a 2nd opinion, 2nd visit to another hospital, it's only taken 2 1/2 years!! It turns out to be PA, and I came home from hospital weirdly happy!! Reality is hitting home as I start MTX on Friday and with all the things you hear and read about it, it's a scary thought. However will be happy to give it a go and maybe eventually feel better for it. Can I ask though, the folic acid - I have been told 1 a week 2/3 days after MTX, but the GP said he is going to give me a big "bundle" and I didn't ask why. Do you take this at your discretion if you have tummy problems or stick to 1 a week? Thank you for any info you can give me.
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Date: 06.10.2010
From: Lynn B

Subject: Re: A diagnosis at last !!

Hi Sandie, and welcome to the forum, You take the folic acid 2 days after MTX day, if everything is ok then just take it once a week, if you have any side affects take it 2-3 times a week, and see how you go.I have had PA for years but only diagnosed 12 months ago It can take a long time to diagnose PA. I think you felt happy just because you finaly know what is wrong with you.Hope the mtx works and please let us know how you get on. Take care.x
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