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Tapering and methotrexate

Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR) | Last Active: Nov 7, 2023 | Replies (12)

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That’s great… thanks so much for sharing …we can compare progress … my doctor prescribed 15 mg once a week plus 1mg folic acid daily. I am just concerned that I am not just trading one road block for another as am not sure of long term effects of the Methotrexate…. Have you had any side effects?

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I refused Methotrexate as I was told that I'd need another drug after that. Also offered Leflunomide, don't want to take that either. Meth we lose our hair and mine is thin enough from taking Pred for 4 yrs. We can take 5mg forever as I've been told by my Rheumy that's the amount our bodies produce in Cortisol.

I am on methotrexate as I try to taper down the prednisone. 25mg meth right now a week and down to 7mg prednisone a day. I was diagnosed with pmr last December. Yes some side effectswith meth. Headache, nausea, fatigue for about a day. One day. Now at 8 months on methotrexate and the side effects are minor. Still have an off day but it’s improved every month. Worth it to get off prednisone. I’ll have to stay on meth for awhile.