Lene Andersen is an author, health and disability advocate, and photographer living in Toronto. Lene (pronounced Lena) has lived with rheumatoid arthritis since she was four years old and uses her experience to help others with chronic illness. She has written several books, including Your Life with Rheumatoid Arthritis: Tools for Managing Treatment, Side Effects and Pain, and 7 Facets: A Meditation on Pain, as well as the award-winning blog, The Seated View.
The process of getting an answer about the symptoms you’ve been having is not always straightforward. These are the tests and assessments that are taken into consideration when diagnosing RA.
If you are taking methotrexate and battling extra weight, you could be at risk of developing a fatty liver, which can lead to fibrosis and cirrhosis of the liver.
It is very important to avoid taking antibiotics and methotrexate at the same time for these two reasons.
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