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Methotrexate Making Flare Worse?

Methotrexate Making Flare Worse?

I’m on my 8th week of Methotrexate, at first I was taking 0.6 ml for 6 weeks and my doctor increased it to 0.8 ml.

My last week’s dose, the next day I woke up with all my joints swollen and painful. I am unable to move at all and been bed ridden until now. Today is my 8th week dose of methotrexate, but I’m afraid to take it because I’m thinking I might get worst.

Anybody here on Methotrexate experience this? Thank you so much

A myRAteam Member said:

I have been on methotrexate for several years and luckily had no side affects. Sounds like you may have to get another perscription.

posted 9 days ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Hi, I’ve been taking methotrexate for years now and have never had a problem with it.

posted 9 days ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Sorry to hear that, I been taking Plaquneil for almost 21 years and the same dose, no side effects ever. Just something to think about. I will keep you in my prayers, that everything will eventually work out. God Bless♥️

posted 9 days ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Had allergic reaction.
Gilfriend on it 25 yrs. W other meds later

posted 9 days ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Wow! 🥴
You got just the reverse of what the desire in State is!
I have been on injectable methotrexate for 40 years at 1 mL dose or 25 mg every week. Was actually in the test group back when it was first being tested to treat rheumatoid arthritis rather than just blood cancer.
I have to admit there’s times for no reason I’ve gotten a bad flare and wondered if the methotrexate was causing it just because I want to blame something other than my rheumatoid arthritis and me! 😖
My experience - call your rheumatologist would be the first step.
And certainly I would agree that changing medication may be in order as well!
Overall, warts and all, methotrexate has saved my life!

posted 9 days ago
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