... just started methotextrate.....a little nervous...using it with plaqueinil........ (8 replies)
... Hi, I'm a newbee here. I've been on Methotextrate for 4 weeks, along with the folic acid daily and 10mg of Prednisone. Started with 3 tablets of 2.5, now up to 6 tablets. I think it has made a difference. ... (21 replies)
... what are the side effects of taking methotextrate (4 replies)
... So the enbrel injections do they work immediately> my insurance rejected to approve enbrel i am on methotextrate. and i really dont like that its for chemotherapy patients and used in abortion.
I see that most postings are females also, I didnt know AS affected Females/. (21 replies)
... I am on methotextrate and, never having been told of possiblie side effects, have had no problems with the drug at all. ... (21 replies)
... Hi everyone
I've just started on Methotextrate and just wanted to ask those of you on it about side-effects.
As the Metho builds up in your body over the weeks, do the side-effects get worse? I've taken my first dose a few days ago, and only have some mild nausea. But I want to know whether this could get worse, or whether that's as bad as it will get.
Please give... (21 replies)
... I found out that the injecting myself would cost about $6.00 a month. That is certainly cheap enough. (8 replies)
... hi pastrychef, i've been taking folate ever since i started on methotrexate. so no problems. i only have one glass of wine on special occasions now. i don't miss it anymore (8 replies)
... I've been on methx for 4 years...had some nausea at first but that wore off after a few months. Major problem now is that I can only drink a very, very little bit of alcohol. I had too much to drink once - ONCE - and I found out why they don't recommend you do that. I was sick for days. I did find, though, that I had to take the Pill because it made hormonal unpleasantness... (8 replies)
tell me what is the cost for injections opposed to pills? will they let you give them to yourself? i would have NO problem doing that and it would make it cheaper. i have been on plaquenil for a year. started on imuran, but got deathly (really) sick. i also take cymbalta for the fibro. she would like me to get off the cymbalta and take a new drug called... (8 replies)
... hi maddie,
good luck with the meth. i 've been using it for many yrs now, i take 7 pills a week now. i like it because of my psoriasis too. it helps that too. (8 replies)
... Dear Maddie,
I was on Meth for 9 month; it did not help my conditions, but it made me very-very sick. This medication is a mild form of chemo-therapy. Many people suggest they are doing well on it.
Personally I would rather be on Meth than on biological treatments I am now.
See how you are doing and go from there. When you have RA or Lupus, you really have not that many... (8 replies)
... hi maddie,
i just changed doctors and he put my mind at ease about taking methotrexate. now i only get my blood tested for it every 3 mths instead of every 3wks. you should feel something in about 6wks. i think it takes that long to work. good luck, (8 replies)
... If you are nervous about the drugs, take a look around this thread and you'll find lots of info about both. I was on the same combination for about 5 years and it was great. Both drugs have long track records of success so don't be scared. They are well tested and usually don't have many side effects.
If the MTX(methotrexate)starts to bother your stomach, it can be injected... (8 replies)
... why is no alcohol permitted when taking methotextrate (0 replies)
... Thanks Moldova I think my doctor and I are going to have to have a long long talk when I see him soon. I wondered if I could take the injection of Methotrexate but he never even suggested it.
Stef hang in there and I hope you can get some help with the Methotrexate because it really did help my pain and swelling in the joints but then when I had the problems with the... (9 replies)
... I have been taking MTX/Folic acid for about six weeks now. I started on four pills a week. I was extremely tired and had flu like symptoms the day after I took it. I take it on fri nite before bed. I have noticed some thinning of the hair ( but my hair was already thinning anyway due to it running in my family). I started with the injections of MTX a week ago and i like... (9 replies)
this is just so sad! Why after you finally had to find a good treatment you got in such trouble??? I am so sorry to hear things like this.
I wish I could something for you. You must be suffering so much, I know what this pain is about...
I just pray and hope for you to find strenght to fight and hopefully your DRS will find a way to help you again...
Love and... (9 replies)
... Hey Moldova,
As far as my severe kidney infection I think I had been battling it for awhile but not bad enough to make me go to the doctor. I always took my Methotrexate(15 mg) on Sunday nights and my Folic acid on Friday nights. He had taken me off of my Predisone because of my severe osteoporosis. The only really bad side effect that I had was the nausea so that particular... (9 replies)
... Thank you all for your replies - greatly appreciated!
I do take every day Folic Acid (Rx). So far I am on lower doses (3 pills a day) of Meth. and don't have any side effects yet. But every week I go one pill up and I guess than I may feel something unpleasunt.
I am really scared not to get any infections, I know it can happen. Just hope for the best and that is it.
I... (9 replies)