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I Am On My 7th Week Of Methotrexate (up To 15mg Now).The Last Week Or So I Have Been Having Leg Cramps.Is This A Common Side Effect?

I Am On My 7th Week Of Methotrexate (up To 15mg Now).The Last Week Or So I Have Been Having Leg Cramps.Is This A Common Side Effect?

I have had other side effects...mainly nausea, headaches, and stomach pain (which may or may not lead to a bathroom visit...sorry tmi probably). Now I am experiencing leg cramps (mostly at night or after I slow down in the evenings). Anyone else had this happen? If so, what can I do to help prevent the cramping.

A myRAteam Member said:

Wow! I had no idea that my low vitamin D was from the RA! I take liquid Solgar and if I'm careful about taking it everyday it stays near normal range.… 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 almost 2 years ago

Does Anyone Get Leg And Calf Cramps And Spasms At Night?

Does Anyone Get Leg And Calf Cramps And Spasms At Night?

So this started nightly about 6 weeks ago where every night when I go to bed unless I lay perfectly still I will get muscle spasms in my calves or feet where I have to jump out of bed to relieve the muscle tightness. Some nights will happen six or seven times and significantly affecting my sleep. Went to my family doctor who gave me pills to take for restless leg syndrome to help. Well is sort of helping but just can't figure out what is causing this. Got… read more

A myRAteam Member said:

So an answer to my original post and a year of calf and leg spasms have ended, the culprit was steroids! Yes, can no longer take any kind of steroid in… read more

posted almost 2 years ago

Short Of Breath

Short Of Breath

Can methotrexate cause shortness of breath? I get so winded just at the smallest things.

A myRAteam Member said:

Hopefully you are better! Praying for y’all my friend!

posted 9 months ago

Methotrexate

Methotrexate

Heard can cause hair lose

A myRAteam Member said:

I am on 7 2.5 mg of Methotrexate and RA Dr. put me on Folic Acid (two tablets daily) It stopped my hair loss. Good Lucck

posted over 2 years ago

Are Muscle Cramps Common With RA

Are Muscle Cramps Common With RA

I have always had a tendency towards cramps in my feet, but they are not on a regular basis. Within the last few months, I have been experiencing muscle cramps right below and above my left knee on the outside part of my leg. Any suggestions for relieving besides the muscle relaxers I am currently taking?

A myRAteam Member said:

@DebiNaniRussell thanks for the info on the roll-on; got it on my shopping list.

posted 11 months ago

Stopped Taking DMARDS. What Can I Expect

Stopped Taking DMARDS. What Can I Expect

i stopped taking methotrexate after 15 years. i am having lung and breathing problems. they want me to take arava but all the DMARDS can cause problems in the lungs. so far i am only experiencing stiffness.what might happen next?

A myRAteam Member said:

My rheumy nurse is thinking of cutting back my methotrexate injection amount and including Arvara as the methotrexate is making me nauseous, improves… read more

posted about 2 years ago