Struggling on MTX and tongue ulcers

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I'm struggling on MTX with so many side effects I've lost heart phoning my specialist. I have what they call a geographical tongue, cracked, swollen, ulcers etc. Does anybody please have any advice. Also since taking it I've had a 'tic' in my eye. This could be coincidence but is anybody else having this? Feel very alone and emotional 😞😞

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    Sorry to hear this. What av they told you to do av they said to continue. My face swelled up a little but they told me to keep taking themΒ 
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      They have just told me to carry on but my tongue is so cracked, dry and sore and swollen at the back it is painful. I was sucking on baby ice poles but it's too sore for that now. I just can't seem to rehydrate it 😧
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    Lisa I know how you feel and I was not even sure what was PMR, my spinial stenosis or METX.Β  I took it 2 months and though I must have every side effect thre is. I was so on edge and had a short temper, sores in the mouth ( gargeled a lot) bad head achs, lots of hai lost (had to get a wig).Β  Had lost some from pretz. So very tired and when I slept I slept so deep I could hardly wake up.Β  Exausted all the time. After all this It did not help bring down my SED. rate, I went up 22 pts. I was off it 2 weeks and started to see the change and now a month later those have all gone and I am back up on pretz.

    We are all here for you and I do know what you are going through, I often just sit and cry because I feel like I am going nowhere. Hard to share with anyone.Β  Hang in and know you are NOT alone.Β  I hope you have a much better 2015.

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      Bless you. It is so comforting to know I'm not alone. My emotions are crazy. I too am exhausted. My blood count went from 10 to 20 so they took me off it for a week but they have now gone up to 23 and they have started me on it again. I can't make sense of it all. My hair loss has been minimal but the other side effects are horrendous. I too just start crying for no reason. When you say predz do you mean prednisone? It's just they have cut me down from 3 a day to 1 a day and I wonder if that is making it worse. Thank you for your words of encouragement and may you too have a better 2015 😊
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    Do you take folic acid..that helped with my mouth sores
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    I'm taking 1 mg per day of folic acid and it was prescribed specifically for mouth sores
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    Yes mouth problems are a real nuisance. Β I have been on Metoject for 4 years and reducing gradually BUT the reduction has not improved a mouth lesion on the lining of my mouth and the ulcers. Β I take the folic acid 5mg every other day but that has no effect although it seems to help others.
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      Thank you Maggie. I have to phone my specialist Monday as I have broken out in sores on my hands now and am going to ask him again about upping folic acid. The one thing I have found that helps with the tongue is cold milk! I know. Sounds crazy but a couple of mouthfuls seems to coat the tongue 😊😊
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    Gargle and mouthwash with 1 drop of tea tree oil in an egg cup full of water twice or three times a day. Β worked for me.
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    Hi, I've been on mtx for 4 years curently back up to 20mg, was 25mg and got down to 12.5mg but decease developed hence back up.

    I started with one 5mg of folic acid on a Wednesday after taking mtx on Sunday evenings. Side effects and mouth ulcers got worse so I now take 5mg folic acid on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. I'm pretty sure it helps as if I forget I get a mouth ulcer!

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      Thank you snowycat... Great name by the way 😊 I have my blood work done tomorrow. Providing it comes back ok I'm going to mention this to my specialist. Thank you for sharing 😊😊
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    I was on Metx. I took the Folic Acid every day except the day I took Medx. I think it did help some with with some of the problems, lessen the severity of the bad effects. I was only on it 2 months and it was not working so I was taken off the pills.
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