Experiment no. 3 — Is Arthritis medication, Methotrexate helping?

In this experiment, I attempt to find out if I can stop taking arthritis medication, Methotrexate.

Why: I don’t want to be dependent on a medication I don’t need. It’s time saved from travelling to the clinic, mental space saved from remembering to take it, and mental cycles saved from beating myself up when I forgot to take it.

Summary: Stop taking Methotrexate. Stopping didn’t worsen the condition. Most symptoms are predicable and caused by my action.

Experiment log [Oct 21]

1st week September 27, 2021 – October 4, 2021: Right wrist is sore on Wed – Thu. Left and right forearm is sore from Thu to Sat. It’s probably caused by playing Ghost of Tsushima on the PS4 for 3hours.

2nd week October 4, 2021 – October 11, 2021: Wrist is great. No problems at all.

3rd week October 11, 2021 – October 18, 2021: October 12, 2021, Tues Wrist is a little weak. I guess it might be from lying on the side cramping. my hand. Recovered on Sunday October 17, 2021

4th week October 19, 2021 – October 25, 2021: Wrist & joints are perfect without medication.

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