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    Tiredness

    I've been taking 15mg of methotrexate now for 2 weeks but my body is struggling with fatigue! I go to bed around 8 and sleeping by 9 and don't wake till 6:45 the following morning so I'm getting a decent sleep but by noon I'm struggling to keep my eyes open! Is there anything I can do...

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  • Feeling shaky and more breathless.

    I've been on methotrexate now for 2 weeks, as well as prednisone 37.5mg, for PF caused by sarcoidosis. I started 2.5mg, 5mg, and due to take 7.5mg of the methotrexate tomorrow.  I didn't really notice any side effects after either does, apart from some headaches and being terribly drained...

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  • Headaches/joint pain

    Hi. New to all of this. Started last Saturday on 10mg for Inflamatory Arthtitis. Getting terrible headaches and joint pain. Worse than what it was. Feels like I’ve been hit with a bus. There seems to be terrible side effects. Is it going to get better or is this it.  Cheers 

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  • Tiredness

    I've been taking 15mg of methotrexate now for 2 weeks but my body is struggling with fatigue! I go to bed around 8 and sleeping by 9 and don't wake till 6:45 the following morning so I'm getting a decent sleep but by noon I'm struggling to keep my eyes open! Is there anything I can do...

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  • New to methotrexate and struggling with the side effects

    Hello, I started on methotrexate 5 weeks ago for SLE. I've been struggling with the nausea and tried taking my meds at bedtime last night instead of the morning but had the most horrific nightmares in between being sick 😔 It was really disturbing. Does anyone else suffer from this? I've...

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  • Methotrexate

    Help!  My 10 year old daughter has recently started on methotrexate due to having juvenile idiopathic arthritis  She takes 15mg split over 2 days to help minimise side effect.  She had her 2nd dose this weekend but suffered from really bad headache and just seemed to drain all her energy ...

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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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  • Nausea

    Have been on methotrexate injections for 2years.For the last two months have been nauseous in the hours running up to the injection. Am I the only one to get it before rather than afterwards?

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  • Taking Methotrexate

    Just started on Methotrexate my doctor has recommended 2.5 mg over 4 days folic acid in-between A lot of people take it all in one go Why do you think I have been recommended to take it over 4 days

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  • Methotrexate - First Days

    Now into my second week of methotrexate injections and thought I would share the experience so far. My first injection was accompanied by a long wait for blood tests to be done as these hadn't been organised prior to injection day. The next thing was to dispell the image of a huge hypodermic syringe...

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  • Methotrexate

    I've just been diagnosed with chronic multifocal osteomyelitis at the age of 27 and they are starting me on treatment with methotrexate. I was just wondering how this effects most people and if I will be able to continue to work my full time job, any information would be great

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  • Methotrexate and the cold/flu season

    Hi, I’ve been on Methotrexate for 17 months tablets initially and 20mg injections since October 2016. I have psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. I had a viral infection which started mid December and my temperature was high (39.2 C) GP advised to stop my Methotrexate until it subsided. My temp returned...

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  • Methotrexate and memory loss

    I am on my second week of methotrexate which was prescribed for sero negative inflammatory arthritis. I am finding it hard to string a sentence together. It's word retrieval that is the problem. Not ideal for a journalist! Is this a known side effect of methotrexate?

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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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  • Methotrexate concerns

    Methotrexate is a potent drug with many side effects. Even those on low doses normally report adverse reactions, often very unpleasant and adding to their other health problems rather than clearing them up. I was prescribed it, and stuck it out for a year before deciding that it was doing me more harm...

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  • Scared of methroxate

    Hi all I've been diagnosed with inflammatory arthritis disease , I started 7.5 mg of methroxate, I'm so worried about side effects and looking my hair !

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  • Drinking and Methotrexate

    I'm curious to peoples opinions on this. I'm in the US and the guidelines are so strict compared to the UK. I'm on once a week 7.5 mg. I have cut back to only a couple drinks on the weekend. I just want to be able to drink or have a drink when I want. I'm tempted to switch drug so I can...

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  • Methotrexate for Lymphocytic Colitis

    I've been diagnosed with LC which thus far only responds to steroid treatment. Having exhausted many alternatives (e.g. balsalazide, etc.) I am starting 2018 with the prospect of going on to methotrexate. Reading the advice relating to this drug is really daunting, if not down right scary. No alcohol,...

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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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  • 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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  • Missed dose problem

    missed my dose of Methotrexate yesterday. From lunchtime today I am in agony, my hand wrist elbow shoulder shoulder blade are swollen and very very painful. Don’t feel well either. Not sure if this is connect to the missed dose. Any help very much appreciated. I have RA.  Thanks

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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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  • Methotrexate

    Has anyone had any success in coming off MTX with the help of healthy diet and vitamins?

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  • Pneumonia

    My mom is a 66 year old who was recently diagnosed with ALL B cell. She was treated with methotrexate. It did a number on her...  She got fluid around her heart, in her lungs, and her kidneys and liver weren't functioning normally. After about a month in the hospital, she finally got realeased....

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  • Nausea before injection

    Have been on methotrexate injections for just over two years.It doesn't seem to be working as well.Ironically I feel nauseous before injection.Has anyone else had similar problem

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  • methotrexate & impotence

    My boyfriend has been taking methotrexate in tablet form for 2 years but doctor decided to try injection form as tablets were not enough relief for arthritis.  Hence he started with impotence problems. Not ideal in any relationship so he stopped taking it about a month ago but things are still not...

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  • Methotrexate and impotence

    I am 37, and have been taking 20mg/week of Methotrexte for my psoriatic artritis. The doctor told me this was the \"gold standard\" of treatment, and I needed it to make sure my joints didnt get damaged. To be fair, it has helped with some of the pain & reduced flares, but I...

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  • Side effects

    I have been on methotrexate oral tablets for 6 years for psoriasis with no side effects that I noticed. But after a visit to my doctor today I'm not Sure! Every month before my period I get thrush like symptoms - but my nurse today took a swab and doesn't think it's thrush ( will await...

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  • Methotrexate for psoriasis

    Hello everyone! Today is my first day for taking this drug. I have read many posts concerning weight gain with this drug.I am taking 25mg once a week. Weight gain has always been a struggle for me. Is this fairly common or does it differ with everyone. Any advice is greatly appreciated.

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  • Taken off methotrexate

    Have been on MTX for approx 14 years and my blood tests have always been ok.   Recently had gall bladder problems and on having a scan they discovered I had significant scarring of the liver (I have had a CT and Fibro which have confirmed the scarring).  I was told to stop methotrexate immediately...

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  • Newcomer to the group and MTX

    I have OA and Enthesitis which is an inflammation of the tendons. It's an autoimmune disease which I used to control with steroid injections. However I was in danger of getting steroid induced diabetes so they won't give me any more. I've tried other drugs but came out in a rash so MXT was...

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  • I have taken a step forward!!!

    Hi all Thankyou for your replies and support!!! I have discussed my hair problem with my consultant, and I am now taking folic acid daily, rather than 1 per week. Hoping this makes the hair loss and breakage a little better. Hope you are all keeping positive!!   has anyone had good results from...

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  • Methotrexate

    I am so confused about what some of you are writing about the side effects of methotrexate. Because I have none of these issues. I was diagnosed two years ago with symptomatic lupus. I'm on hydroxychloroquine. Which is the generic for Paquin. But it's not helping me lose any weight, feel any...

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