Ok, so you dont know what dermatomyositis is. How does this drug make you feel? I have a active family will i be able to keep up with them?
I don't know what the recommended dose of methotrexate is for dermatomyositis. With methotrexate I know doctors could vary the dose depending on results and tolerance by the patient.
Methotrexate interferes with the growth of certain cells of the body, especially cells that reproduce quickly, such as cancer cells, bone marrow cells, and skin cells.
Methotrexate is used to treat certain types of cancer of the breast, skin, head and neck, or lung. It is also used to treat severe psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis. It is usually given after other medications have been tried without successful treatment of symptoms.
How it'll make you feel... you'll probably feel fine generally.
Common side effects could be mouth ulcers, acne; chills and fever; dizziness; flushing; general body discomfort; hair loss; headache; infertility; irregular periods; itching; loss of appetite; lowered resistance to infection; miscarriage; nausea; sensitivity to sunlight; sore throat; speech impairment; stomach pain; swelling of the breast; unusual tiredness; vaginal discharge; vomiting.
It can also suppress your immune system so the risk of infection may be increased.
However, if the dose is adjusted properly (it may need to be upped or downed) depending on your response, you should be fine unless you experience serious side effects.
Please discuss with your doctor.
Hi Karen602: From Sacosams , "For what it's worth dept"! Methotrexate is in this man's book , one of the worst & most dangerous drugs on the market today and should have been pulled "yesterday". How will metho- make you feel... "horrible"! Will you be able to keep up with your family? In a word - NO! I suffer from Polymyalgia Rheumatica "PMR"! My Dr. wants me to start on it , but thanks to people here on D.D.C. I was warned, so I decided to check it out... If I could draw a skull & crossbones here, I would. "Worst Pills-Best Pills news" , a very well known periodicle(Sp?) that polieces drugs gave it a "BLACK BOX" Warning & put it in thier "DO not use catagory"! I don't want you to take my word. I would like you to check it out, and post what you find. Also, you might want to contact
"Maso , ChristineATU , Rajive and others with extensive drug knowledge as mine is only a personal opinion. Sacosam
This pill,METHO is suppose to stop the RNA(messanger cell?) from telling the DNA to duplacating the bad cell (no cancer yet). This transfers with folic acid am I correct? this drug is to make the bad cell stop making more.Is there another way other than METHO? Anything all natural?Less drugs, my stomach is already bad and I am afraid I wont be able to tolerate the drug. I currently take something for nausea every 4 hours and iron supplements. Part of this desease is not being able absorb nutrients through my stomach, will this be a problem? I havent started taking anything yet we are still in the diagnosis stage.
- Methotrexate Information for Consumers
- Methotrexate Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Methotrexate (detailed)
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