Patients Rheumatoid arthritis
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Posted on 09/05/2016 18:49
Chemotherapy is most often associated with cancer treatment, but it is also used to treat rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder in which your own body mounts an immune attack on your joints.
Beginning of the discussion - 12/05/2016Rheumatoid Arthritis: Risks and Benefits of Chemotherapy Treatments https://www.carenity.co.uk/forum/rheumatoid-arthritis/my-library-rheumatoid-arthritis/rheumatoid-arthritis-risks-and-benefits-of-che-1009
Posted on 12/05/2016 00:57
Been just put on methotrexate for my arthritis so worried about side effects wondering if someone else is taking it and could explain how they feel thanks
Posted on 16/05/2016 22:25
Hi I am on methotrexate and I can honestly say I have suffered no side effects.
Posted on 16/05/2016 22:41
I am on methotrexate also, no noticeable side effects x
Posted on 17/05/2016 16:34
I started taking methotrexate a year ago ,I have had no pain since I started the medication ,But I do have very bad nausea & feel very sleepy but only for about 24 hours ..then I go back to normal ,I had a bit of Hair loss but that is back to normal also ..Few side effects are noting to the pain i used to get .Good Luck !
Posted on 23/05/2016 14:16
methotrexate - Ive never heard of this ?! or been offered it as a treatment. Do you have to be very ill before you are offered this treatment - I am in Ireland - was diagnosed in 2010 and I have pain in my hands / fingers and I dont know if this is connected but have had pain in my elbows and and pins and needles down lower arms
Posted on 25/05/2016 00:12
I have taken methotrexate for about 7 years now if not longer. I took tablets for years then, injection form into the tops of my legs I couldnt deal with the injections on a weekly basis went back to tablets 8 a week. Makes me feel nauseous everytime I take them, I split the dosage over two nights Friday and Saturday and then feel back to normal for work on Monday. I don't feel like doing anything at the weekend and feel tired etc. About 3 years ago this began not working and I now go to hospital for infusions lasting 6 hours over 2 courses Ritoxamab. This has greatly helped but it is the next stage up and I still have to take methotrexate. Every person is not the same.
Posted on 01/06/2016 14:32
I've been taking Methotrexate for 8 years now, in conjunction with Humira (adalimumab), and have had no real side affects. Hair loss was an issue but my specialist suggested increasing the folic acid and splitting the dosage twice weekly which has had a dramatic effect. I agree that tiredness can be an issue but taking my medication at bedtime really helps.
Posted on 29/06/2016 10:17
I'm in Ireland and was diagnosed 2 years ago. Was put on methotrexate immediately and was very nauseous for days afterwards. Then started folic acid to combat the nausea. I take it for 3 days after methotrexate. It helps but the tiredness for 24 hours is still bad. I'm now on rituximab infusion twice yearly so with the two RA is under control .
Posted on 01/07/2016 15:10
I have been on methotrexate for many years now and it has gradually increased over the years. I can honestly say that I have had no side effects. I do however take folic acid 6 days a week and also plaquenil. The RA is under control but pain from OA & Fibro so always tired and sleep little. Hope this helps