** Originally posted by justme **
Hey there :)
I finally decided to join the board today :)
Here is a little bit about me:
I have Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis. It runs in the family...
Psoriasis is going on since the end of 2004.
I got diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis beginning of 2008.
I was on Methotrexate (Pills 15mg/ once a week) for a while. Then they added Humira (1 40mg shot every two weeks)
Beginning 2009 they took me off MTX completely (which was more than fine with me since I felt awful while taking it!)
Last Month I was told I need to start MTX again. This time no pills but shots once a week (I believe 7 mg?). I refuse though... the last time I had to take it I reacted very extreme and wasn't able to function at all anymore.
Today I was told by my Family Doctor that my Vitamin D level is way too low and they want to put me on a Rx Vitamin D Supplement.
I called my Rheumatolgogist to discuss this issue. All I was able to do was leave a message :(
Now I play the waiting game and hope they call me back soon.
I am really worried about the low Vitamin D levels. Did anybody experience that too? How bad is this? Do I need to worry? Can I really take Vitamin D supplements while taking Humira?
So many questions, I know. I am just so scared right now...