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Does Methotrexate Help? Or Are The Possible Side Effects Too Risky?

Does Methotrexate Help? Or Are The Possible Side Effects Too Risky?

I am new to RA as just diagnosed a few months ago. I have yet to start the Methotrexate because of the possible Kidney side effects. Can anyone give me any advice? I also have a lot of other issues but am committed to changing my lifestyle.

A myRAteam Member said:

You can drink alcohol. Unless you are a lush. LOL. My RA doc said since I dont drink alot yes I can have wine or an occasional drink. He said just make sure I dont do it within a few days of my bloodwork.

posted 12 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Metho worked great for me for about 8 yrs. It is only now that I suspect it might not be working as well as it did. I also take plaqenil and sulfasalazine. I have never had side effects with Metho. The only down side for me is that you can’t drink alcohol.

If you can tolerate Metho then it’s surely worth a try.

Good luck

posted almost 1 year ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Methotrexate worked well for me for several years. I did injection. No kidney problems while on it. I'm on Enbrel know. Good luck.

posted almost 1 year ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I didn't want to worry about the side effects of mtx. I waited and got on Humira. It's been 3 months yet is hasn't helped. I will hopefully start something new tomorrow. Good luck.

posted 6 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I’ve been taking methotrexate for about a year and a half and my ONLY problem is being sensitive to the sun I sun burn so easily so if you do loads of sunscreen and UV clothes. Also drink a lot of water to save your kidneys (:

posted 12 months ago
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