A major study funded by the UK Arthritis Research Campaign was published recently. It found that whilst Methotrexate could help with symptoms, it did not prevent the damage to joints as claimed by many 'experts', and was clearly not the wonder drug DMARD 'gold standard' of treatment described to us sufferers.. The study calls for different treatment to properly benefit patients.
The report (as a PDF file) can be downloaded here: [url=http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=10&ved=0CFYQFjAJ&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.rheumatology.org.uk%2Fincludes%2Fdocuments%2Fcm_docs%2F2010%2Fh%2Fhall01_wed_0900_kingsley.pdf&rct=j&q=methotrexate%20psoriatic%20arthritis&ei=uO5_TImUCs6sONqy3JwO&usg=AFQjCNFCHDY-sqMpYl7sNu0FDicIstXsCA]ARC kingsley study[/url]
I am now even more glad that I stopped taking this toxic drug after suffering bad side effects (posted elsewhere here). I gave it up against the advice of my Rheumatologist who had frightened and almost bullied me into taking it in the first place, and told me my joints would suffer if I stopped taking it. It seems he (and most Rheumatologists) were wrong.
Good health and mobility to you all.