Methotrexate

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Other names: Trexall, Rheumatrex
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Methotrexate (International Nonproprietary Name) , abbreviated MTX and formerly known as amethopterin, is an antimetabolit...
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Ceejay
After being on Methotrexate for several years, I developed tremors on my left side. It's mostly my left hand. I'm not sure what's causing the shakiness. The tremors are slowly getting better since I quit taking methotrexate.

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arabloc - leflunomide
dont take leflunomide, family member died because of it

Boots1010
Cramping while on weekly methotrexate
I am injecting methotrexate every week and on my second moth of treatment . The first month I had the worst menstrual crams I've ever had . So severe it woke me up from a dead sleep. Otc pain killers won't dull the pain or cramping a tall. Now moth 2 and going through it all over again . Just wondering if this is typical

Betty Battreal
can I take methotrexate along with arithromycin?? or should I dis-continue methotrexate while taking it?
Betty Battreal
May 20, 2015
I was told to stop methotrexate when I take antibodics of any kind...don't remember why tho so can I or what was the reason? have also taken amoxicillin..

Buddy32
Can anyone tell me from experience or know of, if you can take creatine while starting on methotrexate? Or would it be too bad for me?

Julie
Is it safe to take methotrexate with raspberry ketone.

Milmas
Just want to know if anybody knows what side effects can occur with methotrexate and estroven. I also use Enbrel for RA.

Sandy
Methotrexate and Diverticulitis
I have been on Methotrexate for about 6 months because of RA. I had upper and lower endoscopies prior to taking meds. No signs of Diverticulitis. As a matter of fact, I was not even sure what that disease was at that time. However, I was soon educated. I have had two severe bouts of Diverticulitis about 6 weeks apart. I was treated with Cipro. I just had foot surgery when the second bout occurred. On the up side, I was so sick from the Diverticulitis that I forgot my foot pain. I have asked my doctor to take me off methotrexate because I would rather deal with the joint pain than Diverticulitis.
May 17, 2015
best thing for diverticulitus is bio yogurt,like actimel,i've had it for years and actimel is the only thing that works,2 a day until it settles then 1 a day to prevent re-occurance

Sandra
Methotrexate
I have been taking MTX for the past 4 years for Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritus and whilst taking it orally it made me feel extremely sick. I have changed now to injecting the MTX and find that there is now no sick feeling. However I have been suffering with warts on all different parts of my body.

Saeed
Methotrexate really working for me
I went for my monthly blood tests 2 days ago and I would like to post the result for the benefit of other users of methotrexate. As per the results my liver and kidney are doing fine and the C-Reactive Protein ( a measure of inflammation) went down from 34 to 10 (less than 5 being normal) after 4 weekly doses of methotrexate of 20mg per week. I am feeling much better these days and using Celebrex 200mg only twice a week. My White blood cell count however still in the high normal range. I will post the result of my blood tests next month again.
julie
January 6, 2015
hi i been on methotrate for 7 months now , only side effect i have had is heavy periods , they work really well for me almost back to normal.
tristan
December 11, 2014
Thanks for the updates saeed, how are you getting on after more than six months?my doc wants me to go on it.

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Ceejay
After being on Methotrexate for several years, I developed tremors on my left side. It's mostly my left hand. I'm not sure what's causing the shakiness. The tremors are slowly getting better since I quit taking methotrexate.

suffered
arabloc - leflunomide
dont take leflunomide, family member died because of it

Boots1010
Cramping while on weekly methotrexate
I am injecting methotrexate every week and on my second moth of treatment . The first month I had the worst menstrual crams I've ever had . So severe it woke me up from a dead sleep. Otc pain killers won't dull the pain or cramping a tall. Now moth 2 and going through it all over again . Just wondering if this is typical

Betty Battreal
can I take methotrexate along with arithromycin?? or should I dis-continue methotrexate while taking it?
Betty Battreal
May 20, 2015
I was told to stop methotrexate when I take antibodics of any kind...don't remember why tho so can I or what was the reason? have also taken amoxicillin..

Buddy32
Can anyone tell me from experience or know of, if you can take creatine while starting on methotrexate? Or would it be too bad for me?

Julie
Is it safe to take methotrexate with raspberry ketone.

Milmas
Just want to know if anybody knows what side effects can occur with methotrexate and estroven. I also use Enbrel for RA.

Sandy
Methotrexate and Diverticulitis
I have been on Methotrexate for about 6 months because of RA. I had upper and lower endoscopies prior to taking meds. No signs of Diverticulitis. As a matter of fact, I was not even sure what that disease was at that time. However, I was soon educated. I have had two severe bouts of Diverticulitis about 6 weeks apart. I was treated with Cipro. I just had foot surgery when the second bout occurred. On the up side, I was so sick from the Diverticulitis that I forgot my foot pain. I have asked my doctor to take me off methotrexate because I would rather deal with the joint pain than Diverticulitis.
May 17, 2015
best thing for diverticulitus is bio yogurt,like actimel,i've had it for years and actimel is the only thing that works,2 a day until it settles then 1 a day to prevent re-occurance

Sandra
Methotrexate
I have been taking MTX for the past 4 years for Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritus and whilst taking it orally it made me feel extremely sick. I have changed now to injecting the MTX and find that there is now no sick feeling. However I have been suffering with warts on all different parts of my body.

Saeed
Methotrexate really working for me
I went for my monthly blood tests 2 days ago and I would like to post the result for the benefit of other users of methotrexate. As per the results my liver and kidney are doing fine and the C-Reactive Protein ( a measure of inflammation) went down from 34 to 10 (less than 5 being normal) after 4 weekly doses of methotrexate of 20mg per week. I am feeling much better these days and using Celebrex 200mg only twice a week. My White blood cell count however still in the high normal range. I will post the result of my blood tests next month again.
julie
January 6, 2015
hi i been on methotrate for 7 months now , only side effect i have had is heavy periods , they work really well for me almost back to normal.
tristan
December 11, 2014
Thanks for the updates saeed, how are you getting on after more than six months?my doc wants me to go on it.

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