Hi everyone hope your all coping well, who has been on methetrexate injections , what we're your experiences on it and does it work , does it make you sick and loose your hair and loose weight . My rhuemy doctor wants me to consider taking it , but would like to know what you all think of it and it's effects . Looking forward to reading your replies thank you in advance for your help soft hugs to all xx
@A myRAteam Member I can't believe your rheumy didn't tell you about folic acid. You should be taking that with your methotrexate. OTC is not strong enough. Call him/her and get a prescription.
Hi, I just started mtx injections. The first was 15mg and it made me very sick with nausea and stomach pain. He had me wait 2 wks. and I did 10mg on Monday and I haven't felt ill so I guess maybe I can tolerate the dose then they may up it a bit in a month. Idk it's all new to me as recently diagnosed and just had steroid injection so hopefully will last until the mtx kicks in I hope. Good luck to you and I would try the smallest dose then go up to see how your body reacts with it.
Just make sure your rheumy gives you a prescription for folic acid and you take it every day. Vitamin D is also recommended. Biotin can help with the hair issues as well.
Hi @A myRAteam Member, I never used Methotrexate injections. I took the pills and after 12 years, I ended up with double lung pneumonia, two years ago, and almost lost my life. So, please be careful with this medication. As far as Biotine, I take the vitamin form, 10,000 mg, 1 gel cap per day, and my hair is has gotten very thick and healthy. Best, @A myRAteam Member 😊❤️❤️