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Top 10 Search Results for "can methotrexate cause leg cramps at night"

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Does Anyone Else Suffer From Toe Cramps

Does Anyone Else Suffer From Toe Cramps

Does anyone else have trouble with toe cramping up at night when you are trying to sleep, or wake up in the middle of toe spasms at night. I have been doing that for the last couple weeks, even with taking a muscle relaxer before bed.

A myRAteam Member said:

Yes my cramps are getting more frequent and happen at anytime. Even putting on socks causes my toes to cramp.

posted 3 months ago

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 over 1 year ago

Do You Experience Severe Muscle Spasms With Your RA?

Do You Experience Severe Muscle Spasms With Your RA?

I've mentioned the excruciating muscles which I get in my legs at times, especially after I've been on my feet very much during the day. I've only been diagnosed with RA for a few months but these muscle spasms have happened for many years. Nobody has ever been able to give me the slightest idea why or anything effective to prevent/relieve them but I saw another member here mention muscle spasms a couple of days ago and am wondering if there's an RA connection.

To save you kind people time… read more

A myRAteam Member said:

My leg spasms and pain started when I was taking Simvistatin for 2.5 years. I quit taking it because of the pain & muscle weakness it caused but it never went totally away. Not long after I was… read more

posted 5 months ago

Anybody Got Any Ideas To A

Anybody Got Any Ideas To A

A myRAteam Member said:

Thank you for that Sheryl will try some of your tip, walking too much makes mine worse I've had shoes made to measure at hospital not very flattering but really helps

posted over 5 years ago

Does Anyone Get Charley Horse's Or Muscle Spasms In There Feet?

Does Anyone Get Charley Horse's Or Muscle Spasms In There Feet?

I've been getting charley horses in my feet for several months now. They come and go a few times a day. I notice it happens when I put my socks on or they will come on just from moving my foot. It started shortly after I started to have a very bad flare and started treatment of methotrexate and prednisone. I forgot to tell my doctor so I was hoping to get some help on here. Thanks

A myRAteam Member said:

My reg doc said magnesium. I took the vitamin every night and boom no foot cramps. It’s for bone and muscle health. Good luck

posted over 3 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 blood work to check iron and calcium… read more

A myRAteam Member said:

take your prednisone if prescribed by the doctor I certainly alleviates pain
Id rather have the odd cramp which is every night sometimes as some say they have to jump out of bed
I find that by… read more

posted over 1 year ago

Any One Tried Hydroxychloroquine?

Any One Tried Hydroxychloroquine?

My primary doctor is trying to help with treatment since the RA Dr said not to come back due to no health insurance and can not afford the treatments she wants to do and none of the other RA dr's in NM will deal with you with out insurance so primary is trying her best. Anyway, she told me to go the pharmacy and price Methotrexate and Hydroxychloroquine and let her know which one I want to try due to budget. Well the methotrexate is cheaper but from what I read the side effects are awful. The… read more

A myRAteam Member said:

Have been on plauqenil for almost seven years. I use it with celebrex on a daily basis, since the naproxen stopped being effective. @Enbrel weekly, as well. I did try @methotrexate, but I had to… read more

edited, originally posted over 3 years ago

Hi Everyone! Has Anyone Gotten Sick To Their Stomach Shortly After Taking Methotrexate Injections?

Hi Everyone! Has Anyone Gotten Sick To Their Stomach Shortly After Taking Methotrexate Injections?

I have been on Methotrexate injections for over 2 1/2 years. For the last few weeks I have been getting sick to my stomach shortly after taking it and it lasts for hours. Has anyone else had this problem? Is there anything I can do about it?

A myRAteam Member said:

Maybe a smaller dose would be worth trying.

posted 2 months ago

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. Now I won't stop! Thank you

posted over 4 years ago