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Are There Fewer Side Effects From The Methotrexate Injections Vs Pills?

Are There Fewer Side Effects From The Methotrexate Injections Vs Pills?

I have been taking methotrexate for a few years now and I find that I get extremely exhausted and nauseated for a few days after and almost brain fogged. Dr upped my dose due to flares but had to lower again because of side effects from vomiting to mouth sores. He suggested trying the injections instead and I am wondering if anyone has been successfull on injections with little to no side effects?

A myRAteam Member said:

I took MTX at first in pill form 10 Pills a week. I had awful side affects for almost a year before someone mentioned how much better it was taking the… read more

posted about 4 years ago

Methotrexate

Methotrexate

I am about to start the methotrexate injections Wednesday. Very nervous and hear that they'resome very unwanted side effects. How adverse are they and what should I be prepared for ? Has anyone had the side effect of hair loss ?

A myRAteam Member said:

I have been on methotrexate for one month now. Please do not allow yourself to get worried and worked up over possible side effects. I worried myself… read more

posted almost 3 years ago

Methotrexate

Methotrexate

Hi, I have taken Methotrexate by injection for 3 years with no side effects, but now experience nausea for days after injecting my methotrexate. Is this normal? Do I need to go to my RA Specialist?

A myRAteam Member said:

I was the same way the pills made me sick so my doctor switched me to injections they worked really well then after about 2yrs it started making me sick… read more

posted over 3 years ago

Has Anyone Had Less Side Effects From Methotrexate Injections Vs. Pills?

Has Anyone Had Less Side Effects From Methotrexate Injections Vs. Pills?

Eight weeks into my first go around of methotrexate the nausea got so bad that i called my dr for help. He had me skip a week then start again with half the dose. I am 7 weeks into it this time and the nausea 8s building back up again. I had to take Zofran today just so I could go to church. I have heard the injections have less side effects. Any advice appreciated.

A myRAteam Member said:

I amm going to start the injections soon because i had problems with sulphasalazine tablets .good to hear you have been good on the injections .

posted over 1 year ago

Methotrexate

Methotrexate

Hi all!
I am getting ready to do my first injection of Methotrexate. I will take this along with 400 mg of Plequenil daily. Does anyone have side effects from the Methotrexate that they can tell me about? Any advice? Any helpful hints? Does anyone have any luck with this drug? Any help would be appreciated! Thanks!

A myRAteam Member said:

Methotrexate did not work for me,I take plaquenil and sulfasalizine

posted almost 3 years ago

Any One Taking Enbrel Injections And Methotrixate Injections Seperatly Or Together.

Any One Taking Enbrel Injections And Methotrixate Injections Seperatly Or Together.

If you are.what side effects? I have been having side effects

A myRAteam Member said:

@A myRAteam Member, you can't click anything that will harm your device so go on a hunt. First, in the upper left corner there are 3 horizontal lines.… read more

posted over 2 years ago

Methotrexate

Methotrexate

What are the side effects of Methotrexate? Does it affect the liver?

A myRAteam Member said:

Thank you for your info

posted almost 2 years ago

Humira

Humira

How soon do you notice improvements on humira I have tried methotrexate tablet and injection and hyydroxchloroquine bad side effects had to come off them.Start humira next week I also have crohns and had a permanent colectomy as a result of crohns ended up with enterpathic spodylathropy.Hopethe joint pain eases only thing so far helped is steroid injection.

A myRAteam Member said:

Thks only side effects so far are headaches and fatigue so plodding on hoping one day I wake up and think yep this making a difference. It has beenot… read more

posted about 4 years ago

What Side Effects Have You Experienced While Taking Methotrexate Injections?

What Side Effects Have You Experienced While Taking Methotrexate Injections?

Just started this medication today. I'm concerned about infections due to suppressed immunities, hair loss, mouth sores and stomach trouble. My dosage is very low, but will increase slowly. Thank you!

A myRAteam Member said:

When my first Rheumatologist put me on methotrexate, she also prescribed Leucovorin (folate with calcium) because she said it would help combat the side… read more

posted over 3 years ago