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Has Anyone Had Trouble With Methatrexate?

Has Anyone Had Trouble With Methatrexate?

I started having stomach flu symptoms when would give myself a shot. Spent the day in bed , then it turned into 2 days.

A myRAteam Member said:

Hang in there, some DMARDs take time to work, between 3 to 6 months. All we can do is just take pain medication until the treatments start working

posted 5 days ago
A myRAteam Member said:

The side effect of methotrexate can last for months which is horrible once ur body gets used to the meds u should have no problems after that I have been on it for a long time xx

posted 7 days ago
A myRAteam Member said:

There are side effects of Methotrexate. I took this medication for about 7 years. I Initially felt tired with flu like symptoms and also nausea. These symptoms eventually went away after 6 or 9 months of taking it. Let your Doctor know if this persist or if you can’t tolerate it though, only you know how much you can tolerate.
Best wishes

posted 8 days ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Be very careful about methotrexate and your side effects. I've had RA for 20 yrs and was treated with methotrexate. I vomited each day after injecting it for a year. A new rheumatologist said I should have been given Leucovorin to combat the side effects. Each time I was sick, it was the result of reaching toxic levels of methotrexate without Leucovorin to counteract it. Needless to say I refuse to use it now. I'm now in 4th stage liver failure (no alcohol) and place most of the blame on reaching toxic levels of methotrexate 4 times each month for a year.

posted 9 days ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I have had loss ,that was hard. My hair is no longer beautiful;(

posted 1 day ago
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