User Reviews for Methotrexate

Also known as: Folex PFS, Methotrexate LPF Sodium, Otrexup, Rasuvo, Rheumatrex Dose Pack, Trexall

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For Psoriasis: "Just started a week ago. Was nervous regarding side effects but bit the nerves. Notice there is no flaking after one week. Although still itchy hopefully that goes away. Just felt like I was exhausted faster but want to keep giving it a try. Tried everything else."

   
3.0

azure71 June 6, 2013

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For Psoriatic Arthritis: "I've been on methotrexate for 3 years at 8 tablets (2.5 mgs). For some reason I only have psoriasis on my hands and then only my thumbs and the center of my inside right hand. That has cleared up considerably to where it is no problem. Thank goodness I have not got it anywhere else. I noticed that my knees, which had been painful, stopped hurting entirely after about six months. Before it was quite painful... now I have no pain. I haven't been taking the folic acid like I should."

   
9.0

Karinttt (taken for 2 to 5 years) April 9, 2013

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For Psoriasis: "I've had severe psoriasis which covered me head to toe since I was 5 I'm now 30. Tried every trick in the book from lotions and potions, light therapy & homeopathic remedies. I put off taking methotrexate for fear of becoming a glow in the dark alien with the side effects! Finally gave in last year and so glad I did. It cleared within 3 weeks. I'm now on 15mg a week and only have slight patches of psoriasis dotted about. Had a few bad headaches now and then but nothing extreme. A little wobbly on the blood tests but nothing life threatening just yet. Much better quality of life at the min, and much less hoovering haha."

   
9.0

fluffynut (taken for 6 months to 1 year) April 5, 2013

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For Psoriasis: "My mother broke out seemed like overnight with red bumps that quickly turned into dry patches. The dermatologist knew right away what it was. We have been on the Methotrexate for 6 weeks and the flaking is totally gone and is healing. The dose was 2 Friday morning, 2 Friday evening and 2 Saturday morning. Only side effect was appetite and very tired for 2 days."

   
10

oneta March 30, 2013

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For Eczema: "After suffering from about 5 years old, I'm now 56. Only been on the medication for approx 9 weeks the improvement has been amazing. I've been unable to cope with the pain and spent many days in bed over the years so touch wood this medication will keep on working."

   
8.0

george b February 22, 2013

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For Psoriasis: "I have been on methotrexate for 2 1/2 years, I cleared up within 2 months and have stayed cleared up! Knowing you can only have so many grams in a certain amount of time makes me sad because soon I will have to stop taking it and switch to something different. I am 39 and have had psoriasis since I was 21. I can wear shorts and a t-shirt and feel normal. Methotrexate has given me my freedom back and I have had no side effects. If you have psoriasis you should give it a try, for me it's been so worth it."

   
10

Pipeline girl January 16, 2013

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For Rheumatoid Arthritis: "After many years of joint pain, finally found a physician who looked at x-rays, labs, family history, my entire medical history and determined that I indeed had Rheumatiod Arthritis. I have noticed a significant change after being put on Methotrexate, Prednisone, Folic Acid, and Tramadol. However, now that winter is here, joints are worse and I am now on the highest dose of Methotrexate (20mg) a week but I'm able to get out and do more with less pain than before."

   
8.0

Big Momma 2012 (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 7, 2012

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Rheumatrex Dose Pack (methotrexate) for Rheumatoid Arthritis: "Took methotrexate for 6 months after diagnosis for Rheumatoid arthritis, seemed to work fairly well for the pain/stiffness, but I had terrible side effects including nausea, fatigue, mood swings - almost couldn't get to work, coming up stairs felt like my feet weighed 500 pounds each - almost could not function at all. Now going to try in injectable form to see if that will not cause the side effects - hopeful."

   
2.0

Anonymous October 19, 2012

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For Rheumatoid Arthritis: "I am female, 41, have been taking methotrexate for 2 months now. I was crippled, my hands fingers wrists ankles balls of my feet knees shoulders arms even my jaw. I could barely walk I couldn't unscrew lids, peel potatoes, do everyday chores people take for granted. My rheumatoid factor was 1380. After 1 month no change hopefully my 2nd reading it will come down. Anyway after 1 month on the medication my joint pains has disappeared thanks to Methotrexate. I take 10mg once weekly with folic acid next day. Worked for me. YAY!"

   
10

Anonymous September 23, 2012

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For Rheumatoid Arthritis: "I have only been taking this medicine for a short while and the benefits are good so far. I am still able to keep working as a Paramedic which is physically demanding. Without my 20mg I slowly turn into a statue."

   
8.0

Uk lady (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 15, 2012

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For Psoriasis: "It works great! I have had Psoriasis all my adult life and only two things have worked. The first was the original Skin Cap spray from Spain but that disappeared after the U.S. government got involved. This was second. I have been on methrotrexate 2.5mg tablets for 6 months and was fully clear within the first month. No stomach problems and no other side effects. If you suffer from psoriasis, do yourself a favor and find a doctor that will work with you to try it."

   
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Anonymous (taken for 6 months to 1 year) May 26, 2012

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For Rheumatoid Arthritis: "I have been taking the medication sine June 2011 I like it, but I'm always sick. It minimizes the pain and swelling, but it doesn't take it all away. I wake up every morning, and I can hardly move my ankles. I'm way to young to have to deal with this I'm only 22 years old. Some days I feel like I'm suffering, and if I'm sick I can't even walk."

   
8.0

Anonymous March 1, 2012

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For Psoriatic Arthritis: "Been on methotrexate for a few years, started with one pill than nine pills. Now I do injection 25mg weekly for about a year now. I know there is no cure and I am thankful this medicine has made it possible to chase grandson around daily."

   
8.0

Anonymous February 17, 2012

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For Systemic Sclerosis: "My daughter age 10 has this disease. She has been on methotrexate for almost a year. She started out 0.6mg now 10 plus Solu-Medrol infusions to stop or slow the process, suppress it I know it is helping to slow it down cause it is getting a bit worse. She has blood tests done monthly and when they raise her dose her blood gets tested in 2 weeks. We noticed this disease at age 3."

   
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sweetestfairy January 6, 2012

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For Rheumatoid Arthritis: "Started taking methotrexate 24th November 4 x 2.5mg weekly. Didn't feel to bad until Sat 3rd December and felt really ill. I had the flu jab as well hopefully things will improve but I was in bed from Saturday until today and I have a taste of metal in my mouth, I can't eat and haven't enjoyed a cup of tea. I also take the folic acid. I have lost 4lb in weight since Saturday."

Anonymous December 6, 2011

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For Rheumatoid Arthritis: "I have been taking this medicine since June and recently increased my dose. This medication has not worked for me at all. I continue to have pain and swelling in my wrist and fingers. The only thing that works for me is prednisone."

   
3.0

Anonymous November 15, 2011

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For Psoriasis: "I have been on 15mg methotrexate for one year for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. My psoriasis was mild to moderate and is a little better but I was in a lot of pain from the arthritis and this medicine has helped me so much. I would say my pain went from a 9 to a 3 on a scale of 1- 10. Only side effect is stomach upset and I am considering switching to injections."

   
8.0

Anonymous November 3, 2011

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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."

   
9.0

Anonymous October 13, 2011

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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."

   
9.0

dw-massachusetts September 4, 2011

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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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Anonymous August 23, 2011

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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. ."

   
6.0

Bicol treat July 24, 2011

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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."

Wandrer June 29, 2011

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For Rheumatoid Arthritis: "I have taken this medicine for over 10 years, so far it has helped stop the disease. "

   
9.0

Anonymous June 24, 2011

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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."

Anonymous March 23, 2011

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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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peter webb January 12, 2011

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