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Is there a way to prevent or cope w/ "buzzed" feeling in head from weekly methotrexate dose? Currently taking on tues & want to switch to weekend.

Is there a way to prevent or cope w/  "buzzed" feeling in head from weekly methotrexate dose? Currently taking on tues & want to switch to weekend.

Not common side efct: That is not a common side effect in my experience with Methotrexate but there are a variety of possible side effects.Most of the side effects of Methotrexate improve over time in most patients so it may improve over time.Taking the Methotrexate on the weekend is a good idea since many of the common side effects such as fatigue or nausea won't interfere with going to work or school.Talk to your doc. ...Read more

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Child has a wart/mole on her head she keeps picking at it but it always grows back is this concerning? She is on remicade (infliximab) and methotrexate for JRA

Child has a wart/mole on her head she keeps picking at it but it always grows back  is this concerning? She is on remicade (infliximab) and methotrexate for JRA

Ask rheumatologist: This could be a nodule related to the JRA. There are other possibilities also. See your rheumatologist and ask if it needs to be removed. ...Read more

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Been on methotrexate x 2 years for undifferentiated connective tissue disease.Now having head pressure,blurred vision, & dizziness when move head.

Been on methotrexate x 2 years for undifferentiated connective tissue disease.Now having head pressure,blurred vision, & dizziness when move head.

Call YOUR doctor for: immediate evaluation if you are experiencing side effects of the medications or reaction to medicine, so they can help relieve it! ...Read more

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How do I cure a head cold?

How do I cure a head cold?

Here's the list:: (A head cold is a viral upper respiratory infection not be helped by antibiotics. So ....) Rest; stay hydrated (water, juice, warm lemon water with honey); soothe sore throat (salt water gargle:1/4-1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water); combat stuffiness (OTC saline nose drops/sprays); relieve pain (acetaminophen/ibuprofen); sip warm liquids (chicken soup, tea); add moisture to air; OTC cold/cough meds ...Read more

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What environment is better for a head cold?

What environment is better for a head cold?

If you are congested: Warm, moisture (with a humifier) can be helpful. ...Read more

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What is the best way to handle a head cold?

What is the best way to handle a head cold?

Fluids&decongestants: Head cold is caused by viral infecton and is self limited and gets better without treatment within a week.For symptomatic relief you should drink extra fluid and for congestion you can take over the counter decongestants and Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm for cough if you have cough.There is no role of antibiotics for head cold. ...Read more

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