I have been taking 7.5 mg of Methotrextae for two weeks and today I will increase to 15mg. I am feeling pretty anxious about possible side effects and am hoping others will share their best tips for Methotrexate day. I am planning to split the dose and take 1/2 around 3 or 4 PM and the other half at bedtime.
I started with pills now doing 15mg injections once a week. I never split up when I took the pills either. I don’t think it actually makes a difference doing that, symptoms wise anyway. I had terrible nausea and headaches with pills but now with injections those two are much better; but I still get overall flu like symptoms starting an hour after injection and then next 36-48hrs. Injection side effects aren’t as bad as oral ones. Always take your folic acid during the week but skip it on methotrexate day—allows best absorption.
I took 6 one time a week and it helped me. Just have to watch your bloodwork which your doctor will do. I did not have a side effect at all. And if you have to have surgery or dental work let your doctor know and any other doctor.
That’s wonderful things weren’t too bad! I also am achey and sore after my methotrexate, even more with injections, but nausea much better. It is like a moderate flare. I never had any burning with the pills though so you should address that with your dr. Don’t want any adverse or allergic reactions. I will say that it can also cause terrible indigestion! So it could be that as well. Mtx brings different gastrointestinal symptoms
Thank you all for sharing. I did take all six tablets at once and I survived:) This morning I am battling some nausea but not severe, and I am achy and sore. I did wake up suddenly last night with a burning in my throat. It was sudden and then subsided but I still feel it a little this morning. Has anyone else experienced this?