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Methotextrate ....
Aug 20, 2008
... O, no! I feel so horrible reading this. I know that this chemo therapy supresses your immune system and it can get agly and dangerous, but when you go on it you pray for the best... What were the symptoms for your infection? How did they descover you had it? I am so glad you answered my post, i was suprised that nobody else is welcoming you here like on our other board... ... (9 replies)
Methotextrate ....
Aug 19, 2008
... Yes, mtx is a chemo med HOWEVER the amount they give cancer patients is MUCH MORE than you take for RA. I have been on mtx for 9 years now (3 pills a week) and the only side effect I have ever had is slight thinning of my hair on the top of my head. That's it. You should be on folic acid daily though, if not, ask your doctor about that. Good Luck. (9 replies)
Methotextrate ....
Aug 18, 2008
... If you do begin to having side effects from the MTX (I take seven 2.5mg tabs every Wednesday) you can start what they call MTX "rescue". The day after your weekly dose you take either folic acid or Leucovorin (both Rx strength). These meds clean your system of excess MTX, making side effects much less likely. MTX has never worked for me by itself, I've always been on some... (9 replies)

Methotextrate ....
Aug 18, 2008
... Hi Moldova I know you from the other boards and just wanted to say sorry about the RA and MS but glad you finally got someone to listen to you and is helping you now. I was on Methotrexate last year but had to be pulled off of it when I ended up in the hospital with a severe E.Coli infection in my kidneys. They finally decided that my immune system had been compromised due... (9 replies)
Methotextrate ....
Aug 18, 2008
... I just took my first dose last Friday and was told by my Dr that this is med. they use on cancer patients and that is a mild dose of chemo therapy. I also was told that I may start loosing my hair later on, sores in a mouth. Aslo since it supresses your immune system as every chemo therapy treatment people are very prone to complications due to viruses and infections. For... (9 replies)
... hi guys well im now on the maximum dose of methetrexate now which is 20mg done by injection at home.i found when i was on 8 tablets the side effects where much worse,along with the prednisolone which i was on 10 mg but thank god they are lettin me reduce dose so now i am on 8mg.can only reduce by 1mg a month. when i first found this site i remember replyin to a thread... (21 replies)
... I take mine on Friday nights. I take 15 mg of methotrexate wach week and 1 folic acid daily. This past Friday was week 6. Since I increased to 6 pills 3 weeks ago, I have felt more tired and a bit dizzy on Saturday but that's really it. No hair loss yet and hopefully not ever. I got my hair cut last week and my stylist did mention that the ends of my hair were much drier... (21 replies)
... i have been on it now since april and have changed from 8 tablets a week to the injection as i found the side effects bad.headaches and sickness being the worse ones.my dose was increased to 20mg injection form an im experiencing the headaches not so much sickness.i also take prednisolone and hydroxychloroquine and also folic acid i have read mixed reviews about this... (4 replies)
... GENERIC NAME: methotrexate BRAND NAMES: Rheumatrex, Trexall DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Methotrexate is classified as an antimetabolite drug which means it is capable of blocking the metabolism of cells. (Metabolism consists of the production and destruction of important components of the cell as well as the production of energy for use by the cell.) As a result of this... (4 replies)
... I have only been taking it for two weeks but the main problem that I have had is sores on the tounge. They are like "lie" bumps on the tounge. I have several of them and they are extremely painful. I am still really tired and don't have a lot of energy but I think that is due to the RA and not the medicine. My doc said that it might take six weeks or more to notice a... (4 replies)
... I've been taking it for almost 9 years now, 3 pills a week, and all I have is thinning of the hair (yes, I take folic twice a day but I still have thinning). Hope this helps. (4 replies)
... Most of the medication you are on, you should not be getting pregnant while on them. if you want to have a baby, you should be off the medince for a certain amount of time in order for it to get out of your system, before you try to have a baby. That part stinks, but apprently signs of the deisease go away during the pregnancy. Also, you should talk any concerns with your... (21 replies)
... hiya im 23 and have just been dagnosed with ra.i am on meth now and knew it was a cancer related drug but abortion????i was told that being on meth would limit getting pregnant and thet would advise a termination if that happened.would like to find out more as my dose has been upped now too.its kinda scaring me as ppl have said about all the side effects., (21 replies)
... Why do I have such horrible reactions to the MTX? I take 10mg weekly by injection. I take 1mg of folic acid daily AND I take Tigan (an antinausea drug) before I take my MTX. But a lot of the time I am debilitated by nausea for 2 days after taking my shot. It's gotten to the point that I "forget" to take my shot once in a while because of the side effects. I don't realize... (21 replies)
... No, it does not work immediately. Like any of medication it takes time. For me, it was well worth the wait. In order for insurance to approve the Enbrel injections, because they're so expensive, you and/or your doctor have to prove that nothing else is helping your condition. (21 replies)
... I have stiff neck and back and legs and I took a HLAB27 test and tested positive for AS. now i have to take methotextrate. its painful . so take a HLAB test. its a disease commonly found in males. (58 replies)
... nope sorry but i am on mxt umm... i am 14 so i really don't know what to expect but if u want to chat my email is katherine.vale@hotmail.co.uk love katherine .x (0 replies)
... Hello All, I am 18 years old and I have RA and Pustular Psoriasis and Gastritus. I was diagnosed when I was 14 with all of these wonderful ailments. I have been on Methotrexate since I was diagnosed. It has helped a great deal and my life improved greatly with it. I just found out that I am approximately 5-6 weeks pregnant and I am terrified. I have been taking my Metho... (0 replies)
... I have been on Methotrexate for a couple of years now. No problems except occasional nausea and tiredness, not bad though. My doctor also said no more than 1-2 drinks per week. I probably have 1-2 once a month. I really miss my cocktails though. I am also on Arava. I think the combination of the two have really helped me, although I still have alot of inflammation. I am... (21 replies)
... I have been on metho for 8 years now, three pills a week and folic acid twice a day. I have NO problems with the drug. I was petrified the first time I took it, when I think back on that I laugh. I do have some hair loss but is that a byproduct, I don't know, probably, but in the whole picture, it's okay. I do have a drink, probably 1 every two weeks, I don't do that near... (21 replies)




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