Methotrexate

Methotrexate

I will be starting methotrexate on Saturday for the first time. Any side effects I should be worried about?

A myRAteam Member said:

I had pretty severe nausea, but wouldn't actually throw up. I started drinking ginger ale - one of the natural brands that has real ginger in it - and that helped a lot. I also got very fatigued. These symptoms lasted about 36 to 48 hours after taking the mtx.

posted about 4 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I agree. Having a positive attitude is very important. We bought a lot of seedlings (veg & flowers) yesterday and because I was feeling so good I decided to plant just about everything in one go. Umm... well, today I have very stiff buttocks!!!!!!! Lol. When I went to the nursery today I had the teller in giggles with all my groaning when I had to pick up something I'd dropped. Eventually both of us were laughing like kids and other customers looking to see what was so funny. It was nice to see the funny side of my situation and best of all the teller treated me normally. Bless her, such a lovely lady.

posted about 4 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Intense pt For the past 7 months Exercise is great But still no relief For the shoulders and the neck Aches all the time Feels like stiff necks Just on one side .....Thanks

edited, originally posted over 4 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Methotrexate does take a while to kick in---a few months for me. I also take folic acid daily to prevent side effects. I found this med to be very effective

edited, originally posted over 4 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I had chills, terrible headache and upset stomach after my first does of injectable methotrexate. My rheumatologist prescribed Folic Acid to help with the side effects. However, I have noticed 5 weeks in that the side effects aren't quite as bad as the beginning. Hope this helps.

edited, originally posted over 4 years ago
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