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  • Methotrexate

    I have been on methotrexate since April this year. I previously had swelling for 4 years and this has now gone but I am still getting the same pain as I have had for the past 4 years. The pain is either something from popping sensations to it's hard to walk and I can't sit with my legs crossed...

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  • About to start Methotrexate

    Hi all, So I am about to start my first, test dose, of Met. tonight for my Psoriasis. I chose to take it with my evening meal as A. I don't want to find out about the initial side effects while I'm at work and B. I will hopefuly sleep off ay of the side effects.  I will be taking the Folic...

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  • Methotrexate for RA: symptoms after taking meds

    I've been on oral M since January 2017.  Have had abdominal symptoms for 48 hours after taking meds every week.  Has anyone had similar problems and discussed alternative dosing regimen with their Rheumatologist?  It's like a roller coaster effect.  Take pills->symptoms->relief...

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  • INCREASED PAIN from Methotrexate!!

    I took my first dose of 6 - 2.5mg pills last night for my arthritis.  Woke up a few hours later in the most excruciating joint pain I have ever had--in EVERY joint including my knuckels of my fingers.  Anyone ever experience this crazy reaction to this medication??

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  • Alternative to Methotrexate Injections

    My 18 year old daughter had over 2 years suffering with extreme dermatitits, excema, and urticaria on her face and body.  After trying lots and lots of medication we found that Methotrexate injections actually work. But she sleeps a ridiculous amount and has lots of other side effects that are unbearable....

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  • weight gain and Methotrexate

    I have using methotreate for almost 3 months I am on 20 mg once a week.... and I have now gained 10lbs.... I was wondering if this a common side effect for others..... thanks

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  • Methotrexate and alcohol

    Hi there, I've only yesterday started on my methotrexate tablets and have just started reading the online forums and have became very worried! The number of people who are losing their hair seems incredible, is this a common side effect? I'm 23 years old and drinking and work in a bar while...

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  • Metharexate

    My daughter gets really hot, she has been on 12.5 injections for 4 years now. Anyone have any insight on this please.

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  • Pain After Methotrexate Injection

    I just started on methotrexate injections after switching from the oral form of the drug. I take 15 mg once a week SQ. I inject in my abdomen as instructed by the nurse and use as clean technique as possible (I'm in the health care field, so I'm used to using sterile and clean techniques). Sometimes...

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  • MTX and vaxinations

    I've been on 20mg MTX since February. I seem to feel sicker each week within 12 hours of taking my dose. I've had flu like symptoms for about 3 weeks now and just wonder if anyone else deals with this? Also concerned about vaccines, as I have heard / read with Mtx lowering immunity that it...

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  • Pallindromic Arthritis

    Hi my name is Julie just wanting to hear from others who have Pallindromic Arthritis. I have been diagnosed and been suffering the symptoms for a year. My symptoms come in pairs and sometimes just one side.I started with problems in my right hip, then noticed my balance was bad and got cramps in my...

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  • First week of taking Methotrexate

    20 years ago, I was diagnosed with PSA.  I took no medication for all that time.  This week, I finally gave in.  I am starting out with 4 pills for the first 2 weeks and will then go up to 6 pills.  I am taking folic acid every day.  I started taking the medication on Monday....

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  • Major appetite changes with methotrexate

    I have been on injectable MTX for 4 months now and not only have i lost weight (12 pounds-which i probably needed) but am experiencing major appetite changes. Eg. I used to love chocolate... It was my middle name!! I seem to have no desire for it and other goodies i used to love. Anyone experiencing...

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  • Is methotrexate causing my weight loss and decreased appetite?

    I have arthritis and was recently (in the past month and a half) put on methotrexate tablets (6 a week) and im also taking a 1mg folic acid supplement 5 times a week (excluding the day i take my MTX). Ive noticed ive lost a couple pounds and i have no appetite whatsoever. I dont have really bad nausea...

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  • methotrexate toxicity fatality

    Dear Methotrexate Gang, Hi - I'm writing this post because my father has passed away from methotrexate toxicity in February. This cause of death has been officially confirmed. I'm in a state of shock and I really don't believe that the general public understand the severity or danger of...

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  • Reducing methotrexate

    I've been on methotrexate for 5+ years taking doses between 17.5mg to 25mg. Was on 20mg and consultant recommended reducing to 17.5 and even 15 if can tolerate. Have been on 17.5mg for 4.5 weeks now, and am feeling rubbish. Don't know if it's related or not or if RA is just more active due...

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  • Side effects

    Hi , I was diagnosed with RA 12 months ago. I was immediately put on prednisone. Since then I have been put on Arava which I had awful side effects  from so was taken off it while test were done and prednisone increased again. They tried me on the Arava again but still severe side effects. I was...

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  • methotrexate

    Hi all I'm due to start taking this drug soon. I've had an chest x-ray done witch was told was normal.... But now I've had a letter from the hospital saying I need a heart and lung test..... is this normal to have done before hand?

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  • Switch to Methotrexate Injection

    I've been on 20mg oral methotrexate for almost a year for my psoriatic arthritis. Makes me feel sick, insanely tired, just generally gross. My rheumatologist has switched me to injection. I was supposed to take the tablets on Friday but had to wait til today because I had to have a nurse with me...

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  • Methotrexate, Shortness of Breath and Increased Heart Rate

    On Friday, I got up from my desk to make the short walk to the toilet, after which I was a complete mess, I couldn't catch my breath, I was sweating and my heart was pounding. I took myself to the company first aider who recorded my pulse at 98bpm. She recommended I went to the doctor which I did...

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  • Don't like being on methotrexate but it really works for me

    We hear all kinds of negative things regarding methotrexate I also have had a few side effects but I wanted to start a discussion on it's good side. It really has helped me be pain free, yes my hair has thinned slightly but a small price, all in all it's a wonderful drug, I know it's toxic...

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  • MEthotroxate help

    Hi, I'm hoping for some help. I've been taking methotroxate now for 6 weeks for rheumatoid arthritis and although it has helped enormously with the pain I am suffering with my mental health quite badly from it. I have previously suffered with depression although some years ago and all of a sudden...

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  • Methotrexate and Smouldering Myeloma

    I am currently on 15mg of Prednisolne which helps a difficult eczema like condition, to mitigate the long term effects of steroids my dermatology consultant suggested looking at Methotrexate. I have Smouldering Myeloma (diagnosed in 2011) and I am concerned that Methotrexate may move me from a smouldering...

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  • Hair loss

    Hi can anyone tell me is it normal to have hair loss when on methotrexate I have been taking it for over a year. I have lost hair under my arms, on my legs and my arms. My hair on my head has become thin and like a babys hair. Not sure if it is that drug or something else I use. Hope to hear your replies.

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  • Methotrexate side effects - blisters- how long?

    a few days after starting MTX i developed severe blisters on my lower lip and  nightly peeling and bleeding.  its been a week since my last dose but no subsiding in the blisters.  After 3 weeks of MTX my doc has switched me to mycophenolate.  How common is this blistering side effect...

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  • Cold sores

    Hi can someone please give me advice got started on methotrexate a week ago the day I took it I felt sick but the day after I felt dreadful feeling sick, feeling exhausted and my joints were killing me. I now have a massive cold sore on my lip is this normal????

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  • Tips for avoiding hair loss on Methotrexate

    Hi everyone, I have RA and have been taking Mtx for about 6 years. I take a high dose folic acid supplement every day apart from the day I take my Mtx. I am also on Humira injections every other week. When I ran out of folic acid a few years ago I lost masses of hair and (at the time) hadn't realised...

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  • Methotrexate "bad day"

    Hi all, ​    I was prescribed methotrexate injection (25 mg) weekly after having gastro issues with Cellcept and Imuran.  I have been on it for 3 years.  I am also on daily folic acid and Leucoveran.  I have always had what I call a bad day after my injection.  3 to...

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  • Methotrexate weight gain and weak bladder.

    okay I know the doctor says there should be no weight gain but I have been on 25mg per week now for three months and have gained about 7 kilos.  I have started to monitor my eating and it is around the calorie intake prior to going on or less and I was slowly losing weight at that eating level....

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  • Methotrexate

    I am 21 years old and around about 4 years ago I began to have swelling of my knee. I have had one x-ray and two MRIs in this time and both have come back negative. I have been to my local hospital and been transferred elsewhere. I have been diagnosed with arthitis and also been told no one really knows...

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  • Stomach pains

    Hey all, I took my first dose of 12.5 mg of methotrexate last Saturday night. About four days later, I started having stomach pain. It's been about three days now and it's been constant. I've been taking the 1 mg of folic acid every day. I've tried Prevacid and bentyl but neither have...

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  • Questions about MTX and alcohol

    I'm getting ready to take my 2nd dose of MTX 15mg for Lupus. I am a 57 yr old Caucasian woman diagnosed in February (onset was in December!). I noticed after the first dose I was sick that afternoon and next day nausea and diarrhea but it got better every day after that. No hair loss at all! The...

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