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A 47-year-old female asked:

I have ms and can no longer use enbrel (etanercept) which worked great for my psoriasis....i started methotrexate 3 weeks ago and no real change yet, any ideas?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Arlo Miller
Dermatology 16 years experience
Patience: It usually takes a bit longer to start seeing an effect. You should be prepared for it to take 2-3 months.
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Rheumatology 53 years experience
Give it time: Methotrexate takes time to work and it usually works best for psoriasis in the 20-25 mg weekly range.
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Suggestion: You possess a complex problem which afflicts several patients; i.e., two automimmune disorders. This creates a need to have very coordinated care from both a neurologist and a dermatologist, and you are advised to get a consult or two from a local medical school. The Methotrexate may yet work, as could take a few more weeks, but you may want to modify your ms medicine if needed.
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Last updated May 28, 2016

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