I also have trouble swallowing any hints on what can ease this?
I understand this problem as I have the same issue! With each weekly methotrexate dose the sore throat starts. I will say they have lessened since I started my MTX in Dec. (even with the dose going up over the months). Talk to your Dr., but with me, I find that sugar free sore throat lozenges help and I now make sure there are no drafts from a window or ceiling fan when I sleep at night (that always worsens it). Also, if I think the sore throat is a particularly bad one ... leading to a cold... I, after talking to my Dr., started using Zicam with Vitamin C to boost my immune system and hopefully ward off any oncoming sickness. Sometimes its helpful. I wish you luck. Methotrexate works wonders for me and I wish you the best... I know some of these side effects (especially the first 3 days after dosing) stink but its definitely worth the benefits!
- Methotrexate Information for Consumers
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