Subject: Newly diagnosed - not even 100% sure
I am hoping that I will be able to get some advice here. I suffered from Juvenile Arthritis for a couple of years as a kid, which only really affected my knee. Since January last year, I have had painful swelling in my kee and hip (opposite sides). I am 27 now, and the rheumatologist is referring to it as Oligoarticular arthritis and has prescribed me Methotrexate which I haven't started yet.
Reading up on it, I am very nervous.. The side effects look like they could be quite difficult to work through?? I know it's very commonly prescribed, so perhaps people can let me know what it is like? How best to reduce any side effects?
Is there anything else I can be doing to minimize the flare ups? Any dietary advice? I have started taking cod liver oil, which helped the hip for a week or so. My knee has been swollen and barely able to move it for around 3 weeks now.. any advice there?
I look forward to hearing from people :)