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Methotrexate- has anyone experienced hair loss as a side effect to taking Methatrexate?

Methotrexate- has anyone experienced hair loss as a side effect to taking Methatrexate?

A myRAteam Member said:

I'm no longer taking methotrexate but for the 5 or so years I did I suffered quite a few side effects including hair loss even while taking folic acid .… read more

posted over 2 years ago

Hi all does anyone get deep bruising at inje tion site with methotrexate

Hi all does anyone get deep bruising at inje tion site with methotrexate

I took my first methatrexate injection Monday night and was left with dark blue bruising is this normal ?

A myRAteam Member said:

Oh ok that’s something I was on before but I never got bruising . Thank you for replying Gayle . Hope your having a good day xxx

posted over 1 year ago

Increasing Methotrexate dose today

Increasing Methotrexate dose today

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.

A myRAteam Member said:

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… read more

posted 9 months ago

Methotrexate injections

Methotrexate injections

Hi everyone hope your all coping well, who has been on methetrexate injections , what we're your experiences on it and does it work , does it make you sick and loose your hair and loose weight . My rhuemy doctor wants me to consider taking it , but would like to know what you all think of it and it's effects . Looking forward to reading your replies thank you in advance for your help soft hugs to all xx

A myRAteam Member said:

You can take the injections right away. Make sure to watch the video they recommend first. Good luck and God bless.

posted 8 days ago

DRINKING while taking Methotrexate - You won't believe what my Dr said !

DRINKING while taking Methotrexate - You won't believe what my Dr said !

My RA dr told me there is a new study and now people can have up to 4 drinks a day while taking Methatrexate. I told him that is literally INSANE. This came up when I agreed to take Methatrexate and asked about drinking wine. Meanwhile, on this drug 6 weeks and my SGOT level is up to 44 already from taking the drug. He said not to worry, it is from the Mexatrexate and not alarming at all. HAS ANYONE ELSE HEARD OR READ ANYTHING LIKE THIS ABOUT… read more

A myRAteam Member said:

@A myRAteam Member. TINA!!! Where have you been?!?!

posted about 1 year ago

Methotrexate Is it common for Methotrexate to attack the lungs?

Methotrexate Is it common for Methotrexate to attack the lungs?

A myRAteam Member said:

I got pulmonary fibrosis from not taking my RA meds, pulmonologist said if I didn't treat the RA, they would get worse!

posted about 2 years ago

How many people who started taking a Biologic/Biosimilar medication are still taking Methotrexate with their Biologic medication?

How many people who started taking a Biologic/Biosimilar medication are still taking Methotrexate with their Biologic medication?

I missed a couple doses of Methotrexate and I don't have more RA pain.
Awhile ago the pain in my hands increased, while taking Methotrexate, eventually I was prescribed Erelzi, which is working, my dose of Methotrexate was kept the same.
I am basically asking if Rheumatologists generally keep patients on Methotrexate when the patient is started on a Biologic/Biosimilar… read more

A myRAteam Member said:

@A myRAteam Member I hope your doctor can make some changes that will help you start feeling better soon!

posted about 1 hour ago

Methotrexate

Methotrexate

A myRAteam Member said:

Been on it for 12 years

posted about 3 years ago

Does methotrexate wear off in between doses?

Does methotrexate wear off in between doses?

Hi everyone,
I take methotrexate (orally) on Friday nights. From Saturday to Wednesday, the pain is a lot less. I can also go down to 15mg of prednisone. By Wednesday night, I can already feel a difference and I need to go back up to 20mg of prednisone on Thursday morning or else I wouldn’t be able to put any weight on my foot. Is it possible that the methotrexate is wearing off?
Thank you!!

A myRAteam Member said:

Since I started to take CBD oil I have not had to take Prednisone. That is since last November. I take 2 drops 4 times a day of 70% CDB and 2 Naproxen a… read more

posted 7 days ago

Methotrexate and dying hair

Methotrexate and dying hair

I was wondering if anyone has had any experience with bleaching your hair while on methotrexate?

A myRAteam Member said:

@A myRAteam Member, I have been on Methotrexate since 2012 and have no problems with having highlights in!

posted over 2 years ago
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