Side effects of mtx

littlemummy2
littlemummy2 Member Posts: 91
edited 4. Oct 2011, 15:08 in My child has arthritis
Hi I have noticed a few side effects whiel phoebe has been on mtx.
Including Over eating, changes in her behaviour and being hyperactive especially when taken mtx. I got to wondering if there were other people that had the same problem with their children.

Michelle

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  • illihor
    illihor Member Posts: 283
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    With Kayleigh who is 5 her appetite is terrible sometimes she will eat normally others I struggle to get her to take a bite. I think part of this for her is she has arthritis in her jaw which affects her eating.

    She can get really moody and angry and her attitude stinks big time. She def gets tired really easily but can be so aggressive at times and it seems to coincide with MTX injections and sometimes with flareups which she's been having lots lately.

    Michelle xxx
  • anita01
    anita01 Member Posts: 43
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi, Emma who is 8 , has always been on some level of prednisolone as well as methotrexate, so it was hard to know which med was responsible for what, I notice you have not included Nausea/vomiting on the list, is that beacause it goes without saying ? certainly Emma would not eat for one or two days after her tablets/injection, in spite of anti sickness stuff because she felt so sick,
    Best Wishes,
    Anita
  • littlemummy2
    littlemummy2 Member Posts: 91
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi my daughter hasn't suffered with nausea/sickness while on mtx. I will try to add it, i am going to mentio it to her rheumy specialist.

    Many thanks to all who have taken the poll. The answers will also help parents who's children have just started on mtx.

    Many thanks again Michelle x
  • anita01
    anita01 Member Posts: 43
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    No worries Michelle, It is good of you do run the poll. It was just that I have heard of many children suffering with nausea/and /or sickness, some changing from tabs to injection to lesson the side effect. It will be interesting to see others experiences,

    Best Wishes,

    Anita
  • illihor
    illihor Member Posts: 283
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Yes my daughter also suffers naussea on MTX she Ames folic acid but I can't say it always works this week she's been full of belly aches :(

    Michelle xxx
  • CharliesMum
    CharliesMum Member Posts: 1
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi,
    I'm new to all this. My son was diagnosed with systemic JIA (Still's) last month after a horrible summer of tests and hospitals. Now that we have the diagnosis he is being prescribed Prednisolone and now Mtx. We were advised to take the Mtx with milk to avoid the nausea and it seems to work. Hope this will help someone

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