First dose Methotrexate today

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Taratemperance
Taratemperance Member Posts: 23
edited 27. Oct 2017, 12:37 in Living with Arthritis archive
Hi all,

After an awful reaction to Sulfasalazine I have just taken my first dose of Methotrexate today, I'm praying it doesn't give me awful side effects. Please say a wee prayer for me too??
Anyone recall their first time stories?

Thank you xx

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  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    I don't recall the first time I took it but I know I had no trouble with side effects for months, when I did it was a rash but I wasn't bothered by that after years of eczema. Rheumatology were, however, so they stopped it. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • trepolpen
    trepolpen Member Posts: 504
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    hi , good luck with methotrexate , the only problem I had was with raised liver blood results & they sorted that by inceasing folic acid from one 5mg a week to six tablets a week , what folic acid have they started you on ?
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 29,422
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    VERY best of luck ((()))

    Toni xx
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hello, how are you? DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hello, I presume you've had your second dose by now, how are things? DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben