Experience with Methotrexate?

Posted by abbeyc @abbeyc, Feb 14, 2022

Hello, I have been on 20 mg of Prednisone for about 2 months and at my next Rheumatologist check-up this week, my doctor is going to talk to me about the option to add Methotrexate on top of the Prednisone. Has anyone tried this? Any success? Any advise? Seems like another strong drug to have to worry about the side effects. Wondering if it's worth it.

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I was on 6 tabs of methotrexate once a week but rhumy increased to 8. My inflammation markers are almost normal now! It’s a start.
I also read on the Mayo web sites here you should not take folic on the same day as methotrexate. I omitted it last Wednesday. No head balance issues. Horray

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@marieirene yes, Methotrexate is taken one day of the week and the Folic Acid the other six days of the week. Folic Acid should never be taken on the same day as Methotrexate.

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