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Can methotrexate make you nauseous all week long?

Posted 20 Nov 2013 7 answers

Lately I have been nauseous during the day and my intestines feel tender. My rheumatologist said I should only have acid reflux or nausea the day I take it but this is not my case.

Has anyone had a fibromyalgia flare after having major surgery? I need to have scoliosis surgery and

Posted 26 Jul 2016 5 answers

... my orthopedic, my rheumatologist and even my son's rheumatologist say I will definitely have a major fibromyalgia flare up from the surgery. I am so scared and have been holding off the surgery for a year now. My pain doctor has been doing minor procedures to try and help keep the pain ...

Rheumatoid Arthritis about to see a rheumatologist in 10 days in massive pain how should I prepare?

Posted 24 Oct 2013 3 answers

... decided to register. Recently ( starting around 7 months ago roughly) ive been experiencing moderate to severe (level 6-7.5 for me and thats bad like id rather have a broken arm or something than this) and finally ( 3 weeks ago) got up the nerve to drag myself to my general family doc to see ...

What is the better of the two - Neurontin or Lyrica for nerve pain?

Posted 4 Nov 2018 1 answer

My Psychiatrist prescribed me gababentin for nerve pain (knowing that I am also on Lyrica 100mg.for 10 yrs.) I saw my Rheumatologist last week & he recommended to stay on Lyrica, he upped my dosage from 100mg to 150mg instead. I have spinal stenosis of my lumbar & neck, also fibromyalgia. ...

My rheumatologist wants me to take Xeljanz, but I'm afraid?

Posted 31 Aug 2018 2 answers

I have a dilated bile duct and some slight bleeding in my stomach. Is Xeljanz safe for me? My mother has had breast cancer and multiple myeloma and my father and sister are recovering from esophagus cancer, so any drug that even mentions any cancer scares me. My doctor says its fine, but he's ...

Has anybody had surgery while on actemra?

Posted 30 Jan 2015 2 answers

I just found out on thursday at my ent appointment i keep getting infections because i need my tonsils out. The ent won't even consider it until i get the okay from my rheumatologist. Does anybody know if i will have to stop my actemra for a few months to have it? I got no clue

I have been taking oxybutynin for over a year. In the last 6 months, I have had severe dry mouth.?

Posted 21 May 2015 2 answers

... I was diagnosed as having xerostomia. I haven't been able to eat solid food since last Dec. I have an appointment to see a rheumatologist in July. I have sores and blisters in my mouth and on my tongue. My teeth are also decaying. Has anyone else had these side effects while on this med? ...

Polymyalgia Rheumatica - Relapse and getting worse?

Posted 10 Sep 2015 1 answer

My husband, 56 years old, was diagnosed with PMR in May, 2015. His condition is being "managed" by both his Rheumatologist and GP. He had the most relief when he was taking 30-40mg of prednisone daily. He has been placed on methyltrexate 8mg, weekly, apx 12 weeks ago and has been tapered ...

My son was recently prescribed methotrexate by his rheumatologist.

Posted 18 Jul 2018 1 answer

My son was recently prescribed methotrexate by his rheumatologist. He is a type 1 diabetic and cannot take prednisone. His diagnosis is Stage 2 Sarcoidosis. Based on the reviews I've read on the methotrexate I'm concerned about the side effects of the medication. Would Remicade be a ...

Does Gabapentin increase deep sleep? Does anyone know if Gabapentin has been shown to increase deep?

Posted 30 Apr 2015 1 answer

... stages of sleep? My prescribing doc ( rheumatologist) told me it does but I haven't seen any documentation saying that. Thank you!

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