... I was on this drug for 9 month and finally had to give up and change to Enbrel.
Meth was making me not only tired, this was to the point when I couldn't get up, couldn't think straight. The nausea, depression was bad... I lost 15 pounds since I had 0 appetite.
Finally I got infection on my eye lid which did not heal for 3 month and also my white blood counts got very low and... (12 replies)
... Hi. I have been on mtx for almost two years now and it has really helped with my RA ! I have no side effects and i take eight little pills once a week. I know when i forget to take it. I feel pain immmediately the next morning! It is one of the oldest meds. out there. Tried and true ;)
ps It took a couple of months for it to really kick in, now i can't live without it (12 replies)
... I self-inject the equivalent of 25mgs of MTX a week and have been for 5 years. It does make me drowsy so I do it at bedtime. I feel fine by AM and can really notice when I don't take it. No side effects except for some nausea but I take 2mgs of folic acid a day to help repair the cells it breaks down. You can also take Leucovorin as a rescue med if it bothers you too much. It... (12 replies)
... I felt fine the entire time I was on it. It really helped my arthritis. No side effects. (12 replies)
... how does the methotrexate make her feel? i am suppose to take but to scared (12 replies)
... My mom has RA, and lupus. She takes methotrexate for the RA. There have been a couple of days she didn't take it and had prayed to a higher power that she had. Her symptoms are mostly in her right hand. They are moving to her left. She has the swelling joints, very large lump on her wrist and fingers are becoming deformed.
She read the side affects and started crying. She... (12 replies)
i take 20 mg by injection every week i find the side effects are less with the injection than the pills.as i had severe headaches and sickness when i was takin the pills.good luck keep smiling:) (12 replies)
... I am at 12,5 mg by now (my 4th week). I noticed nothing yet but very weak and sleepy. Also my white blood cells are low but like with every chemo therapy treatment it expected.
Very important to have your liver counts checked - my DR sends me every 3 weeks and this helps to keep my liver function under control. She says the minute they see something is wrong - they take me... (12 replies)
... I was on 40mg for 6 years. Just be very careful and get your liver function tests. My dr had me get tested every 3 months. I ended up w/ liver damage, but it could have been from the methotrexate or something else. Drs. aren't really sure. So I don't take methotrexate any more. (12 replies)
... I've been on it for 10 weeks. My dose is now 20 mg a week. The only side effect I have experienced is some fatigue the day or two after taking. It has helped my RA.
Jane (12 replies)
... I'm in the same boat I'm not sure if I should take it? I'm afriad of the side effects??? (12 replies)
... Hi Colin ive had 3 injections it has upset my stomach and i have had a little light headed with it other than that it has helped with my arthritis.Im on 25 mg a week .
Wish all the best if you decide to use it.Tracy (12 replies)
... Hi has anyone been using this drug, I have been offered it, but it seems to have terrible side effects, any info would be most welcome. Thank you in advance. (12 replies)