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Elle624

762d

My doctor wants me to take methotrexate to treat psoriatic arthritis. I am scared of the side effects so Iโ€™m holding off. I have quite a bit of pain in my hand and take meloxicam for that Does anyone have experience with methotrexate

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    • Cowgrltraveltravel

      699d

      @kbunny which biologics did you Try ? What side effects ?

    • Rachi

      748d

      I take cosentyx twice a month and it seems to be the only thing that helped my psoriatic arthritis until now! Now I have sores on almost all my fingers and they are super painful!!

    • mossy420

      750d

      i take the shot version and i would recommend that over the other options as long as you are okay with giving yourself injections

      • Melady

        748d

        @mossy420 I make my husband give me the shot. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • mossy420

      750d

      i take metho weekly at a .7 ml dose and it is extremely helpful for me combined with my humira weekly mostly i just get some nausea and headaches usually people get bad experiences with metho when theyโ€™re on too big of a dose starting out you need to ease into it slowly increasing for best results in my experience

    • sugmag

      752d

      I'm taking methotrexate, orally. Have some relief but not significant enough. They just increased my dosage this week. I take the folic acid every day as recommended to by my rheumatoid dr. Have never had any nausea from it. Maybe slight headache but not too bad.

    • shtbird

      753d

      It sucks!! It didn't work for me but unfortunately our medical needs n wants are 2 different things. You have to fail so many meds in order to get a biologic/injection. I failed 7 medications before getting Tremfya injection ๐Ÿ’‰. I'm on it almost 6m and I see SOME results but not 100%. Nothing will ever be. Good luck in whatever you try!!

    • SuChoi

      754d

      I too was afraid and asked for something else. Iโ€™m now on Otezla and Cosentyz injections once a month. Iโ€™m having good results.

    • Melady

      758d

      I'm taking methotrexate. Some nausea and headaches initially but that got better. I also take Lyrica and Tramadol. Sorry you're having such a hard time. I have also had relief with warm Parafin dips. They have machines or a crock pot works to melt the wax. You can add essential oil. I also have warming mitts for hands and feet. Kind of like heating pads for your hands and feet. Wishing you pain relief. ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ

    • kbunny

      758d

      All of the immunosuppresants i have ever taken for my Psoriatic arthritis has made me so ill. I have tried 4 or 5 different ones over the last year, never again, personally.

      • Cowgrltraveltravel

        699d

        @kbunny which biologics did you Try ? What side effects ?

    • Melady

      762d

      I'm on weekly injection of Methotrexate. I got mild nausea and headaches. Went away gradually. I just decided headache and nausea better than the damage to my joints without.

      • Melady

        762d

        @Melady Really helped with painful flares. I started at low dose and gradually increased. There's no treatment I'm aware of that lacks suffer effects or risk. Have to weigh the factors, pros and cons. Do what works best for you. I have significant medication (serious) allergies (NSAIDS aspirin ect.) so I always investigate. But I'm usually glad I took the risk. Wishing you wellness. ๐Ÿ’œ

    • Somi

      762d

      Can you take an injectable? The longer you're in pain, the more damage is happening. I was un medicated for 2-3 months from the on-set to Ruematologist appointment. The pain was unbearable. I am now on humira once a week. Sooo happy. I have no experience with methotrexate. I started out with and stayed with humira.

      • Elle624

        762d

        @Somi Iโ€™m afraid of biological too. The side effects. Also my reasoning is itโ€™s just my hand. Why take strong meds. But the pain is unbearable too sometimes

        • Somi

          760d

          @Elle624 I'm more afraid of the damage the disease causes. I'm a rn. I've seen what these diseases do when left untreated.โค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ‘โœ‹

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