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Scottsdale, AZ
A 42-year-old female asked:

On mtx and enbrel (etanercept) for ra. having numbness/tingling fingers/toes tendons tight/painful. should i see orthopedic or neurologist or is this normal?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Stahl
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Rheumatologist: If these symptoms started after starting the medications you mentioned you may need a change in dosage or change in medication. Please contact your rheumatologist and tell them of your symptoms.
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Dr. Michael Patney
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Rheumatologist: The symptoms you describe can occur with mtx. I would suggest seeing th rheumatologist who can evaluate your RA and offer other treatments. Sometimes taking folate (folic acid) can help but don't do it until you check with your doc!
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Last updated Dec 18, 2014

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