Have you experienced liver cirrhosis or fibrosis from methotrexate use?

Have you experienced liver cirrhosis or fibrosis from methotrexate use?

What dose are you on?
How soon since starting the med did you experience this?
What were your initial symptoms?

Currently I am on 15mg methotrexate/week, 5mg folic acid/day as well as 5mg prednisone/day (10mg if I need it), 15mg meloxicam/day, 50 000ui Vitamin D/week and 40mg nexium/day. I have pain that started under my lower right side rib, tummy upset, nausea, increase in muscle and joint aches and constant migraine like headaches not to… read more

A myRAteam Member said:

the folic acid has really helped me, i was loosing my hair so talked to dr and they raised the dose of folic and thin i realized the Methotrexate was working better too, and i had a little more energy from it too.

posted over 1 year ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I have end-stage liver disease (cryptogenic cirrhosis) and (non-idiopathic) pulmonary fibrosis. Not sure where the cirrhosis came from, since I am a lifelong teatotaller and do not take drugs. I am hepatitis neg. I am on a liver transplant waiting list. I have a complicated auto-immune disorder. Took MTX and TNF blockers. I unfortunately was dx'd with breast cancer in Nov. Lots of complications and probs. I need pain meds but can't take them because of liver failure. I would stay away from all meds, if at all possible!

posted over 1 year ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Just don’t take the folic acid at the same time of day as the methotrexate as it can block its action it’s also good to take a sublingual B12 and all the Bs as they work synergistically

posted 2 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I also have neurosarcoidois and I'm currently taking mtx and folic acid week six no side effects keeping my fingers crossed.

posted about 1 year ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Grillo..if you take methotrexate you need the folic acid as metho depletes folic acid . Please do talk to your hummy about this. Stay safe.

posted over 1 year ago
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