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What Happens If You Stop Taking Methotrexate For Arthritis
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
See below: He/she may experience a flare in his/her symptoms. Let the doctor know what's going on. ...Read more
After about how many weeks do you stop noticing improvement with methotrexate 4 arthritis or lupus where max improvement is reached? ~12 weeks?
Since one year it take 15 mg methotrexate tablet weekly for rheumatoid arthritis so when I can stop it now my blood test is normal but still have pain?
Which blood test etc: Methotrexate is a good medication for rheumatoid arthritis but it doesn't cure your arthritis - it works as long as you take it. If you still have pain, it may because of active disease (inflammation), or damage that the arthritis has already caused. You should follow up with a rheumatologist if possible. ...Read more
Works: Methotrexate has become the standard of first choice forra treatment but rarely results in remission, ie no one can tell if you have it including the doctor. The risk is extremely low, although you cannot use alcohol, and is not usually used if ther is preexisting liver disease. Most patients have to add several other disease modifying drugs to get better. ...Read more
I heard that methotrexate affect menstrual cycle, I am taking it for arthritis psorias, when will i experience anything in my cycle, 17 yr?
I am taking methotrexate 2.5 every week (4pills )and primrose oil to treat psoriasis arthritis , been treating for 40 days, why did i lost weight ?
Side effect: One of the common side effects of Methotrexate is loss of appetite and can cause unintentional weight loss. Primrose oil has been used in alternative medicine as an aid in treating psoriasis and should not be substituted for the western medications. The mechanism of primrose oil is not completely understood, therefore, more study needs to be done. ...Read more
I'm taking methotrexate along with folic acid. Are there any holistic medicines to treat my psoriatic arthritis?
Yes, many: There are a huge array of holistic/complementary approaches to treating psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. See http://www.Thorne.Com/altmedrev/.Fulltext/12/4/319.Pdf ; http://www.Familynaturopath.Ca/tips-resources/articles/solving-psoriasis/ ; http://homeopathyplus.Com.Au/psoriasis-treated-by-homeopathy/ ; http://bit.Ly/17eaeuh i advised working with a good holistic md ;/or homeopath. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im taking 10mg of methotrexate weekly for rheumatoid arthritis im tryin to loose weight can I take clenbuterol to help weight loss?
I've been taking Methotrexate and I'm on a study drug for my Psoriatic Arthritis, I think the study drug is Humira, can Humira cause weight gain?
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