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To All The Ladies, Have You Had Issues With Your Period? I'm On Methotrexate For Almost 2 Years Now.

To All The Ladies, Have You Had Issues With Your Period? I'm On Methotrexate For Almost 2 Years Now.

Spotting, breakthrough bleeding, two periods in a month etc. My gynecologist says he doesn't think I'm in menopause, im 40 btw. Just wondering if any of you have had issues since RA and meds came into your life.

A myRAteam Member said:

This is an interesting topic. I'm 29 and my cycles went absolutely crazy. I was on salazopyrin and anything from just spotting to two cycles a month to being late up to three weeks.. I went for a lot of blood tests pregnancy included, but absolutely no abnormalities accured and I wasn't pregnant. I was on the pill manerva but this just seemed to aggravate it and cause crazy amounts of back and stomach pain while on my period. No doctor, gynecologist or my rheumy could give me satisfying advise or a solution. Everyone just wanted to give more and more meds and I'm overall not a fan of pills. I have now stopped all meds including the pil and Salazopyrin. My menstrual cycle is slowly but surely going back to normal and although I have pain it's not nearly as bad. As for the RA I do get flares but only manage the pain as necessary. I am trying the natural way of helping my bones and joints with magnesium, Epson salts and gelatine. It's too early to tell a difference I think but as we are trying to start a family i feel personally it's worth a try.

posted over 1 year ago
A myRAteam Member said:

My 28yr daughter started complaining of severe menstruation and sevete backache. I was again diagnosed in 2017 with severe RA. Can it be that my daughter inherited RA?

posted about 2 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Do a pregnancy test! I had my tubes tied and 5 years later (age 35) I was having your symptoms. 3 months after symptoms started, I had a ectopic pregnancy rupture. Don't want to scare you, but these are very dangerous if the rupture. I was lucky. Emergency surgery immediately stopped the bleeding. FYI ; ectopic means outside the uterus. Mine was in my left fallopian tube. Please rule this out. The first thing they did was a pregnancy test, even though it had ruptured, the test confirmed I was pregnant.

edited, originally posted about 2 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I've had trouble with mine for years. I'm no longer on RA meds due to severe allergies and just giving up on finding relief. My Dr says I'm not in menopause too but I have the signs of it. I'm 45, my mom started menopause at 48 so if it's true we follow our mother in this regard then hurry up lol! I've had a tubal, can't have an endometrial ablation because of the type of tubal I had, and the gyno says old fashioned hysterectomy is the only choice left. No chance of being pregnant because I'm not married or have a boyfriend. I live alone with two cats.

posted over 1 year ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Thank you for your response. Did you talk to your rheumatologist about this?

posted about 2 years ago
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