... I never took a drink being on my drugs since drug itself affects the liver, and when we add alcohol to it, it affects even harsher. So for me it not worth the risk. ... (7 replies)
... Was on MTX injections for about 8 months. I could not tolerate the side effects so MD started me on Humira injections in Dec 2012. Have had 3 injections so far with no side effects. I see some decrease in stiffness in the mornings. I guess it will take a few months for it to be fully effective. Wishing you the best with the MTX. If not tolerable, there are other options. Best... (4 replies)
... Hey guys!
I've been on MTX for a little over a year now. Just wondering what kind of side effects others have been having and if anyone wants to talk about it. Usually leaves me nauseated and pretty exhausted, but seems to be controlling my psoriatic arthritis pretty well.
Does anyone get nauseated just thinking about the injection? The smell of rubbing alcohol makes me... (4 replies)
... There are other drugs but MTX works so well that you might just want to give up the alcohol and be the designated driver. And I wouldn't be surprised if the other drugs don't have the same prohibition. ... (11 replies)
... they mean it. My one time drinking a little too much alcohol while on methx is not an experience I ever intend to repeat. ... (10 replies)
... y markers are coming down all the time, and i'm feeling more able to get on with everyday tasks. Two questions for all you metho takers!! Is it okay to drink any alcohol at all while taking the meds? ... (17 replies)
... From what I understand methotrexate is one of the more serious medications used to treat rheumatoid arthritis. ... (10 replies)
... I'm not on this medication yet, but I think I will be in the future. I've been doing research and am wondering if anyone is responding well to this? It sounds like it is supposed to be the most popular right now.
Also - I know alcohol is a no-no, but can you have even one drink per week? I have read some things that say that should be ok. Not that it's a problem, but it... (6 replies)
... I usually take 15mg of methotrexate per week. I've been on methotrexate for a year and a half. I have drank on average two beers per occasion every other week or so for several months now... ... (1 replies)
... Here in the US, most people with RA are now put on Methotrexate and possibly Plaquenil as starter drugs for Ra. If the RA is bad enough, they are quickly started on the new "biologic" drugs like Enbrel. ... (2 replies)
... combined with ZERO alcohol helped without doubt. Some people claim it does no good, but it works for me. ... (6 replies)
... uld back off injecting when the burn starts. I did put an ice pack on my leg prior to injecting and that did help alot. Also I think the area you wipe with the alcohol pad, let it dry a little after cleaning with alcohol before injecting. ... (28 replies)
... Alcohol consumption is out too. I know in a lot of cases this will not apply, but I am just pointing out the danger of drinking alcohol whilst taking methotrexate. ... (21 replies)
... Methotrexate is a very old drug that has been used for treatment of RA for many years. I am 36 and have been on methotrexate since my diagnosis in 1997. Like Susan, I am also on other drugs. In women, methotrexate depletes the folic acid in your system, so it must be supplemented. ... (4 replies)
... I never had the slightest side effect. It worked pretty well for me but I have since switched to enbrel which is working great. Good luck! Just remember, no alcohol with methotrexate. ... (21 replies)
... BUT I STOPPED IT AFTER LOOKING FOR ALTERNATIVES. DURING THE CMO PERIOD, NO ALCOHOL OR COFFEE IS TO BE TAKEN. SO, THERE ARE ALTERNATIVE CHOICES, DRUG FREE WITH NO SIDE AFFECTS, THE HYALURONIC ACID, WHICH IS CHICKEN STERNUM COLLAGEN OR THE CMO. ... (6 replies)
... l be given blood tests. If you develop a dry cough, have problem breathing, you should call doctor, could affect lungs. Read up on metho on the net. Just type in methotrexate and enough material will pop up to fill a book. You will be given a prescription for 1 mg a day for folic acid. ... (20 replies)
... Methotrexate for me was great - I was as "normal" as I think you can be with RA. It took a couple of months to get going but once it had it was superb. I had to have monthly blood tests to check liver function etc and must admit that just before I came off of it I did start to get mouth sores (which may indicate toxicity). The one area where I was naughty was alcohol - I was... (17 replies)