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I was just given a methotrexate shot at 6wks with hCG my levels at 670. When will i start bleeding and cramping?

I was just given a methotrexate shot at 6wks with hCG my levels at 670. When will i start bleeding and cramping?

Any time is possible: There is no set time to expect bleeding and cramping. However, weekly measurements of your bhcg levels need to be obtained to make sure you are responding appropriately. ...Read more

Methotrexate (Definition)

Methotrexate was originally used in the early 1950's as a treatment for cancer but was also found to be effective in many other diseases including rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis. It has anti inflammatory and immunosuppressive properties which make it an excellent first line therapy for RA ...Read more


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I've randomly got a severe headache and under when to worry section on google says when ur on immuno suppressants get checked out im on methotrexate?

I've randomly got a severe headache and under when to worry section on google says  when ur on immuno suppressants get checked out im on methotrexate?

Lo dose methotrexate: A severe headache could be a symptom of a life threatening infection such as meningitis, but if you are taking low dose Methotrexate for arthritis, or psoriasis, the chances of meningitis are virtually zero. None the less, you should discuss your headaches with your doctor. ...Read more

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I am on methotrexate for severe psoriasis.Can I come off it as I have read of serious side effects.Thanks?

I am on methotrexate for severe psoriasis.Can I come off it as I have read of serious side effects.Thanks?

Yes, but: The risk of methotrexate toxicity is fairly low and your psoriasis will flare if you discontinue it. Before doing anything you should discuss this with your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Rheu Dr stoped Predn after 9months.only on methotrexate n plaqunil now. I have severe flare up now I want to take 20 mg predn without Dr know can I?

Absolutely not: This has the potential for serious consequences to your health and will likely destroy your relationship with your doctor. Discuss the addition of a biologic agent with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a severe pain in my chest and can't breath well what's the cause? I have RA ! I am on methotrexate

I have a severe pain in my chest and can't breath well what's the cause? I have RA ! I am on methotrexate

See details: How would anyone expect a doctor on the internet to diagnosis the cause of chest pain without being able to examine someone? Call your rheumatologist. The possible causes are many. ...Read more

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My wife has severe RA and takes a high dose of methotrexate weekly. What are the chances of becoming pregnant?

My wife has severe RA and takes a high dose of methotrexate weekly. What are the chances of becoming pregnant?

Does not effect it: Methotrexate does not affect fertility it does however have the potential of causing significant birth defects in a fetus. One should not get pregnant on Methotrexate you need to discuss this with your rheumatologist and make plans for a change in medication if pregnancy is desist red. ...Read more

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