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Top 10 Search Results for "Methotrexate"

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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 about 1 year ago

Liflunomide Med

Liflunomide Med

Has anyone taken Liflunomide if so did it help? My RA Dr changed me for METHOTREXATE to this new med today little nervous about it

A myRAteam Member said:

I have taken leflunomide for several years now. I began taking it with Humira then Cimzia. I now take it with Actemra. It seemed as though it wasn’t helping at first, but when I don’t take it I… read more

posted 4 months ago

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:

Yes I'm on methotrexate n my hair is falling out I was told the benefits out way the side affects my hair is thin I've tried everything to thicken it but it doesn't work x

posted 4 months ago

Does Biologic Meds Make You Feel Sick Like Chemo?

Does Biologic Meds Make You Feel Sick Like Chemo?

I am on methotrexate and it doesnt seem like its made any change yet.

A myRAteam Member said:

Methotrixate is a very low dose of chemo, but I did have my hair thinking and of all things lost my eyebrows, eyelashes are thinner and hardly any body hair.... Lol at least I don't have to shave… read more

posted almost 2 years ago

Methotrexate

Methotrexate

I’m going to start taking methotrexate this week but was wondering about drinking I like to have a glass or two of wine a evening with dinner. What’s everyone experience on drinking, really worried about the side affects of these tablets, any help much appreciated.

A myRAteam Member said:

Yes. I’m not a usual drinker by nature. But a small glass of white wine, and I mean like three to four sips, is all I’ll have on a special occasion. I am aware even then that perhaps I shouldn’t. But… read more

posted 3 months 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:

I have the same experience. The methotrexate wears off 2 days early. The pain and stiffness get much worse.

posted 4 months ago

Mouth Ulcers/ Tongue Blisters

Mouth Ulcers/ Tongue Blisters

Occasionally i experience issues with my tongue like a blister at the tip or ulcer on side. It has been suggested that is due to or rather side effect of the methotrexate. does anybody else experience this ? How does one help or sort the problem?

A myRAteam Member said:

I think about the CBD, but it is illegal here and I worry about it being pure with nothing added as a filler since it is not regulated.

posted over 3 years 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 - pharmacist said that's ok to do.

posted over 3 years 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 11 months ago