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Stopping Methotrexate Suddenly
When will conditions return to normal after stopping methotrexate ( just 4 tablets 7.5mg (weekly once) )?
Question too vague: What specific conditions are you talking about. Resubmit your question and try to give greater details. ...Read more
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
What are withdrawal symptoms of methotrexate? Dr.Stopping me after devolving chronic bronchitis and mild asthma.
Is sulfasalazine good stop gap alternative for stopping methotrexate before fathering a child? N do both these meds have negative effect on t level?
My RA doc recommended stopping my wkly sunday dose of 20 mg methotrexate, getting my shingles vaccine monday, resume next sun dose. Is 20 a low dose?
7yrs on prednisone & methotrexate + for "resistant ra"
recent elevated jo1, histone, muscle pain. How to confirm if polymyositis w/o stopping meds?
Mucle testing: Inflammatory myopathy, including polymyositis, is best diagnosed and treated by a trained rheumatologist. Symptoms are proximal muscle weakness. Abnormal lab tests include elevated muscle enzymes (CPK, AST/ALT); positive antibody tests, including Jo-1; abnormal EMG/nerve conduction test; edema seen on an MRI of proximal muscles; muscle biopsy showing destruction and regeneration of muscle cells. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on your RA -: Being controlled or not. Your symptoms might get worse. You should check with your rheumatologists as they might change it for some other medicine or if you are having side effects from the mtx, you may need some meds to counter those effects. ...Read more
possible flare: Possibly may cause flare, but depends on why stopping. If significant side effect, that outweighs the flare risk. ...Read more
On methotrexate to control lupus. I can never have children unless i stop this med, but nothing else controls awful symptoms. What are my options?
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