Starting methotrexate

Kat_T Member Posts: 2
edited 28. Nov 2023, 14:10 in Living with arthritis

Hi All.

Im due to start Methotrexate tomorrow, getting all the pre tests etc.

can anyone let me know how they went on?

Does it cause any horrible side effects.

Bit of background I have newly diagnosed psoriatic arthritis with Hypermobility Syndrome/ ?eldhers danos


  • Chris_R
    Chris_R Moderator Posts: 764
    edited 1. May 2023, 17:20

    Hi @Kat_T

    Welcome to the online community,great to see you posting.

    You write that you are starting Methotrexate treatment tomorrow and you want to know if anyone could tell you how they went on side effects.You also Have benn newly diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis with Hypermobility syndrome and eldhers danos.

    Hope these links work for you,please keep in touch and tell us how you get on and do go onto our forums to chat to others.

    All the best Christine

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  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 29,018

    Hi @Kat_T

    Of course there are potential side effects with Methotrexate as with pretty well all medications including paracetamol, but it's not guaranteed you'll have any of them.

    If you do though there are things you can do to help. Medications like folic acid can be taken alongside for instance and we here have plenty of tips.

    My best is to take your MTX at night before bed so you sleep some of any side effects off. I also take mine on a Friday night (going back to working Mon-Fri) so a lie-in can happen on Saturdays. I feel more rest is helpful.

    Any problems give us all a shout we'll help if we can

    Good luck!