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Mtx No Ovulation
Usually nothing: If Methotrexate (mtx) increases infection risk, it is minimal. Some published studies even show no increased risk. However, if mtx is taken for rheumatoid arthritis (ra), there is an increased infection risk due to the ra. If the RA is well controlled, some patients choose to skip mtx for a week while they get pierced (not usually necessary). Sterile piercing technique is far more important! ...Read more
1st shot of MTX levels went from 2000 to 13000. 2nd shot levels 9000 & in 3 days levels were 1100 is this normal drop for an ectopic preg?
Methotrexate: BHCG testing is done to follow the response to Methotrexate in the treatment of an ectopic pregnancy. Levels should be checked on post treatment day 4 to establish the baseline. Then one expects at least a 15% drop between day 4 and day 7. If not then repeat treatment may be needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: This is a known potential side effect of methotrexate. Sun avoidance and use of sunscreen is recommended in this situation. It is also important to make sure this is due to the sun and not an allergic reaction or vasculitis. You should discuss with your doctor. http://www.rheumatology.org/practice/clinical/patients/medications/methotrexate.asp. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I´ve been on mtx for almost 3 years now. 15mg per week. Now I´m experianceing morg side affect the usual. Why is that? ex.more nausia and fatiq.....
Side effects...: You may experience new side effects at any time of taking a medication even when you have been taking it for a prolonged period of time. If it is a medication like this one that may be associated with many systemic side effects it is very important that you get seen by the doctor who prescribed it and get labs done to make sure there are no serious issues associated with this medication. ...Read more
I've been on methotexate for a year. Took a 10 week break due to bronchitis. Dr said to restart mtx. Do I restart at a low dose again? I do injection
Yes: recommend consulting your Rheumatologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
Plaquinil, MTX & occasional Pred keeps labs under control, but mobility is severely compromised. My rheumy won't add biologic. I think it's worth tryi?
Rheumatoid arthritis: Do you have rheumatoid arthritis? Lupus? The biologics are being used with increasing frequency in an ever expanding range of autoinflammatory diseases because they are proving effective and safe. For personalized medical advice, consider Health Tap Prime or Concierge services. A second opinion from another experienced rheumatologist could ease your mind or open up options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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