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Methotrexate - I have been taking mexhotrexate for 20 years and had stop suddenly is that dangers?
- 5 Mar 2015 by deweyhillbilly
- 20 March 2015
I have been taking methotrexate for forty years. What is your dosage and method of delivery? I have taken Enbrel, Humira, Otezla, and Simponi with MTX. When I initially started Enbrel, my rheumie said I could stop MTX: bad mistake. Over a nine year period my joints worsened without experiencing real pain. So don't stop the MTX unless you really need to, IMHO.
Several times my doctor told me to stop MTX because my liver function tests were abnormal. So, if your provider did not tell you why you are stopping MTX, I would consider that dangerous.
Plus, I hope you have studied what not to eat or to drink while on MTX. A real no brainer is to limit your intake of alcoholic beverages.
Have you taken leucovarin with MTX? I do.
- Methotrexate Information for Consumers
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