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How Many People Who Started Taking A Biologic/Biosimilar Medication Are Still Taking Methotrexate With Their Biologic Medication?

How Many People Who Started Taking A Biologic/Biosimilar Medication Are Still Taking Methotrexate With Their Biologic Medication?

I missed a couple doses of Methotrexate and I don't have more RA pain.
Awhile ago the pain in my hands increased, while taking Methotrexate, eventually I was prescribed Erelzi, which is working, my dose of Methotrexate was kept the same.
I am basically asking if Rheumatologists generally keep patients on Methotrexate when the patient is started on a Biologic/Biosimilar… read more

A myRAteam Member said:

I am on methotrexate and Enbrel. It takes time for blood levels to build up and these drugs to take effect. You may miss a dose or two and not notice… read more

posted 5 months ago

Has Anyone Stopped Taking Methotrexate After Taking It For Awhile

Has Anyone Stopped Taking Methotrexate After Taking It For Awhile

I have been taking methotrexate for 6 months with good results. I'm curious if any of you have stopped the treatment?

A myRAteam Member said:

Methotrexate saved me from horrific pain. It hasn't helped my fatigue or malaise.. I don't plan on going off the Methotrexate any time soon. I take 8… read more

posted almost 4 years ago

DRINKING While Taking Methotrexate - You Won't Believe What My Dr Said !

DRINKING While Taking Methotrexate - You Won't Believe What My Dr Said !

My RA dr told me there is a new study and now people can have up to 4 drinks a day while taking Methatrexate. I told him that is literally INSANE. This came up when I agreed to take Methatrexate and asked about drinking wine. Meanwhile, on this drug 6 weeks and my SGOT level is up to 44 already from taking the drug. He said not to worry, it is from the Mexatrexate and not alarming at all. HAS ANYONE ELSE HEARD OR READ ANYTHING LIKE THIS ABOUT… read more

A myRAteam Member said:

@A myRAteam Member. TINA!!! Where have you been?!?!

posted over 1 year ago

Has Anyone Had A Tattoo While Taking Methotrexate??

Has Anyone Had A Tattoo While Taking Methotrexate??

A myRAteam Member said:

No tattoo but did get a peircing for migrains little to no bleeding with it

posted about 2 years ago

Has Anyone Experienced Extreme Hair Loss While Taking Methotrexate?

Has Anyone Experienced Extreme Hair Loss While Taking Methotrexate?

Clumps of hair are coming out when I take a shower. Even when my hair is dry a lot comes out. When I stop taking methotrexate how long will it be before my hair grows back?

A myRAteam Member said:

Thank you everyone for such wonderful tips. Hugs to all of you.

posted almost 2 years ago

Experience Drinking Taking Methotrexate

Experience Drinking Taking Methotrexate

Has anyone ever actually had anything happen when drinking while taking methotrexate? I know they say to only have 1-2 glasses a month but I'm finding it hard to not drink while out with my friends on the rare weekend I do go out. I know about it can cause damage, but I wanted to know other people's experience having more then 1-2 drinks a month.

A myRAteam Member said:

I'm in remission and still taking MTX I stayed off the alcohol until I got told I was in remission! Went out few weeks ago and was miraculous… read more

posted almost 3 years ago