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How Hard Is It Giving Yourself Methotrexate Shots? Anyone Gave A Bad Reaction?

How Hard Is It Giving Yourself Methotrexate Shots? Anyone Gave A Bad Reaction?

I took the oral twice and had severe stomach problems. Doctor says with the shot I won't have these problems, so I'm hoping she's right. I'm taking the folic acid also, as well as Hydroxychloroquin and Meloxicam. Anyone else have luck with these drugs?

A myRAteam Member said:

I also do the metho shots. Using a diabetic needle works well.

posted 7 months ago

Methotrexate And Fever

Methotrexate And Fever

I just started methotrexate two weeks ago (taken two Monday doses so far) and I developed a fever a couple of days ago. It’s staying between 101 and 102.5 but nothing is bringing it down. I also have a cough (non productive), body aches, and a horse/sore throat. I’ve called my Dr multiple times and left a message but I haven’t heard back and I’m not sure what to do, as I have my next dose Monday and if I don’t hear back from her today, I won’t know whether its okay to take it. I’m really… read more

A myRAteam Member said:

My methotrexate dosage is 6 tablets one day a week. It bothered my stomach to take all 6 at once, so I take 3 in the AM and 3 in the PM, and don't have… read more

posted about 1 year ago

Methotrexate Use Only

Methotrexate Use Only

Hello everyone! I hope you all are well. I just did my second dose of methotrexate yesterday .5ml injection. No problems. I still have stiffness in my fingers and wrist and a little flare in my shoulder and jaw but Alevs took care of that. Next month my doctor is moving me to 1ml per week of methotrexate. I'm wondering if any of you just use methotrexate only and no biologicals. I pushed her to start me on them right away but because I have minimal swelling and too few joint involvement she… read more

A myRAteam Member said:

I have been taking methotrexate fora little over three months and have gotten no benefit from it. I hope it works better for you.

posted 3 months ago

Cimzia And Hair Loss

Cimzia And Hair Loss

I just started cimzia about a month ago and have noticed that I'm losing more hair than usual when brushing and washing my hair. Did anyone else experience this? What did you do to stop it? I already take a biotin supplement to help with methotrexate side effects. Thanks for your help!

A myRAteam Member said:

I have severe hair loss first 2 weeks on Methatrexate. I doubled up on the folic acid (2,000mg) per the RA dr and am going to add 1,000 mg. of Biotin -… read more

posted over 2 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 over 1 year ago

Methotrexate Pills Or Shot Question

Methotrexate Pills Or Shot Question

Has anyone stopped using Methotrexate pills and gone to the Rasuvo (methotrexate) injection shots? If so have you notice any difference?

A myRAteam Member said:

The injections were a big improvement over the pills. Easier too.

posted about 3 years ago

Side Effects Of Methotrexate

Side Effects Of Methotrexate

I was doing great on Methotexate for about 5 years and now all of a sudden I am getting bad side effects. I take my Methotrexate and about an hour and a half later I get chills, bad headache, achy all over and can’t sleep. Anybody else get side effects way after starting a regimen?

A myRAteam Member said:

I was on it for 2.5 years. I was taken off do to stomach issues.
I only take plaquenil.

posted 3 months ago

Do You Get Worse Acid Reflux On Sulfasalazine?

Do You Get Worse Acid Reflux On Sulfasalazine?

I have GERD and my doctor added sulfasalazine to my methotrexate treatment a couple of weeks ago. I've noticed my acid reflux is worse lately. Have any of you have this experience with sulfasalazine? I assume it's that and not the methotrexate since I didn't notice a difference when I was just on that.

A myRAteam Member said:

I had taken Methrotrexate and ended with Gerds, Hyatal Hernia and acid reflux. My Dr. changed RA meds and put me on pantaprozaleand ratiniadied. The… read more

posted over 3 years ago