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I Just Took My First Dose Of Methotrexate This Week. I Am Exhausted And All Of A Sudden Got A Sore Throat. Anyone Have The Same?

I Just Took My First Dose Of Methotrexate This Week. I Am Exhausted And All Of A Sudden Got A Sore Throat. Anyone Have The Same?

I’d like to know how you cope with your side effects from Mtx? When do you call your Rhumy?

A myRAteam Member said:

Hi I went on methotrexate for 3 months was great for pain but I had side affects my hair was dropping so had to come off it straight away had some nausea and took folic acid which helped give it time everyone is different and any concerns or problems talk to ur doctor don’t suffer it’s all trial and error with these meds

posted 3 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I have been taking methotrexate for more than ten years. The only side effects I have is heart burn. My doc has prescribed stomach protectors for this.

Feeling exhausted is normal for people with RA, even if I stopped taking methotrexate I think I would still be tired all the time, but I would also be in more pain.

What ever we do, there will always be a trade off. We all hate taking the drugs but we simply can’t live a decent life without them.

Good luck, hope it works for you

Cherry 🍒

posted 3 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I call in to get shots. I deal with my hot spots with cortisone shots. I have my feet injected, to maximum amounts, so I don't get any more neuromas in my feet.

posted 3 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Having sore throat all of a sudden is a very seriuos side effect and you should seek medical advice immediately. Honestly dont delay or even go to a&e!

posted 3 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Been on methotrexate for 3 months. I'm up to 8 per day along with folic acid to help combat side affects. My issue is hair loss/breakage

posted 3 months ago
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