Also known as: Folex PFS, Methotrexate LPF Sodium, Otrexup, Rheumatrex Dose Pack, Trexall
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methotrexate for Rheumatoid Arthritis: I'm 30 years old and have been on 20mg of methotrexate for 2 years now. While I have experienced some side effects (mainly abdominal pain) I would not and will not stop taking it. So far for me the benefits have far outweighed any costs of being on methotrexate. The disease activity has dropped and I have far less swelling in my wrists, fingers and shoulders and have been able to get back into bowling leagues which I love.
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methotrexate for Psoriasis: I have had psorisis all my life (45 yrs). I have been a methotrexate user for 12 years. Before I started using methotrexate I was covered about 90%. Today it is about 1%. Over the years along with blood work. I have had 3 liver biopsy. I have had no side effect.
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methotrexate for Psoriasis: I have had psoriasis for over 40 years, and although it's just on my elbows and legs, I have tried all the usual remedies (topicals, light therapy, etc.). I tried methotrexate this spring and in a matter of weeks, my psoriasis began to clear up. My doctor has me go for blood-work every month or so to make sure the methotrexate isn't affecting my liver. We have decided to back off of the methotrexate during the winter in order to give my body a break. But, I'll be anxious to begin it again come spring!
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methotrexate for Psoriasis: I have been in methotrexate for 6 weeks now. So far, itchiness has been reduced significantly; lesions in my lower leg have dried up (light brown now); other lesions appear to be clearing up though slowly. Side effects to me are nausea, feeling giddy and occasional headache though not severe.
May I ask those who are in the same medication: how long did it take for all lesions to be cleared? about 70% of my body has psoriasis. Thank you. .
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methotrexate for Psoriasis: I have had severe psoriasis on my hands, elbows, and heels for the past 2 years. Came out of nowhere. Tried everything out there (steroids, antihistamines, light treatments (two periods of it)
So now I'm on this medicine. It's only for the second week, but the only difference I see is getting a urinary tract infection. Hopefully I will see improvement soon.
methotrexate for Rheumatoid Arthritis: Taking 12.5mg/week along with Prilosec due to stomach ulcers from too many NSAIDS. Works well on the rheumatoid arthritis symptoms. Have been bumping the dose up from 7.5 mg/week and have now run into low platelet count 85 when it should run between 150 and 400. I'm backing off of the methotrexate to see if I get a recovery of my platelet levels. Did a two month stint without methotrexate and was in massive pain (all the Vicodin in the world could not touch it). It works but hopefully I'll be able to get by on the lower dose and get a comeback in platelet levels.
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methotrexate for Rheumatoid Arthritis: This medicine is wonderful. Without it I could not move my fingers and wrists and my knees and ankles. I feel normal and people cannot believe that I have RA. The only down side is my skin on my arms is thinned and very easy to bruise and bleed and marks but as this is a small price to pay for a normal lifestyle and to be able to work.
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methotrexate for Ectopic Pregnancy: Felt like the top of my head was sore and got electrical sensations throughout the spot, on the top of my head, 2 days after injection and worsening on the 3rd day of the injection.
methotrexate for Rheumatoid Arthritis: It definitely helps with the pain and mobility part of rheumatoid arthritis, but I am nauseous usually 2 or three days after I do the shot. I'm also tired a lot and feel weak after I take my weekly shot. Sometimes I don't take it consistently because I don't feel like being sick that week. I do enjoy it when my fingers actually bend though.
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methotrexate for Psoriasis: I have had psoriatic arthritis since age 10. The deformities in my hands are very, very severe. I have taken methotrexate for about 6 weeks, and don't notice a difference, except have been feeling sick to my stomach, tired, and bowel - movements are painful and a little blood is visible. Kinda scary--I see my rhematologist in a few weeks. Psoriasis patches seem burning or itchier.
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methotrexate for Psoriasis: I have had psoriasis for over 10 years and for the first 5 years it was very mild, but in 2005 it quickly got worse and covered 70% of my body in various spots such as my entire scalp, under my breasts, on my elbows and knees, in my pelvic area and a few other random spots. I was prescribed (5) 25mg pills (1x wk) of methotrexate after trying every cream imaginable and the photo light therapy. The medication made me extremely sick to my stomach. After seeing some improvement my dermatologist recommended I try the tanning bed along with the medication. Within 6 months my psoriasis was completely gone. 4 years after being off the medicines it has come back. It is worse than before and I am taking the medicines and am getting sick a lot. Hope it works again.
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methotrexate for Systemic Sclerosis: Taking 20 mg Methotrexate weekly it seems to be slow working but helping heal my skin problem. No side effects at all with folic acid. Hope this helps someone else suffering with scleroderma.
methotrexate for Uveitis: I have just been prescribed 25 mg weekly for chronic uveitis. This is not FDA approved for this condition but the steroids are enough to drive a person crazy. I am scared but hopefully the good will outweigh the bad.
methotrexate for Cogan's Syndrome: I have a rare syndrome and I'm on methotrexate and prednisone. I've been taking both for 4 months now and also take another pill 12 hours later due to the side effects from the methotrexate. I'm hoping to get off the predniose and see how the methotrexate will work alone.
methotrexate for Psoriasis: I have suffered several types of chronic psoriasis, including the life threatening form for 50 years. After developing severe disability from Psoriatic Arthritis I gave in to taking this drug, my skin is 90% improved, inflammation much better, but still have high inflammatory markers in blood tests. Now on steroids. Nausea still persists so I take folic acid.
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methotrexate for Rheumatoid Arthritis: I have been taking methotrexate for about 2 years for moderate rheumatoid arthritis (22.5mg weekly) and it does control inflammation. I recently stopped taking it for 3 months because I really don't like taking drugs and symptoms returned (inflammation in ankles, hip pain, stiffness) so I started taking it again and have no pain so obviously it was working.
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methotrexate for Psoriasis: I have been a victim of psoriasis for the last seven years. I came to know about this drug from a skin specialist in the year 2004. Prior to this I was covered up to 75% but when I took this it vanished after taking a mere 30 mg. It recurred in year 2005. Since then I am taking it frequently, as I did not find any other alternative to fight this skin disorder. As far as my personal experience is concerned, I didn't have any side effect.
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methotrexate for Rheumatoid Arthritis: At first I was really apprehensive about taking Methotrexate (7.5mg a week), but it seems to be working well. I've been taking it since November 2008. My side effects are minimal. Once a week I get nausea, which usually occurs the day after I take my weekly dose. My tests results have come back normal too. I 'm not a medicine taker and the idea of taking such a strong medication still scares me, but I will continue with my weekly dosage because it helps with my rheumatoid arthritis a lot. One thing I'm consistent with is taking my Folic Acid since it helps prevent my side effects. I don't even get the very common mouth sores.
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