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Posted by Sue on November 05, 2000 at 23:09:45:

In Reply to: methatrexate posted by Cyndi on August 14, 2000 at 21:21:31:

: Hello

: I was wondering if anyone can help me. My mother just started taking Methatrexate once a week, she is taking 5mg. She has R.A. Does anyone else take this amount? Or have info on anything about it? Please let me know. Thank You!

: Cyndi

I've been on methotrexate a couple of times over the years. I have psoriatric arthritis and
fibromyalgia. Usually the dose starts low and increases every couple of weeks or so - my
rhuematologist says that 25 - 30 mg a week is getting towards the 'make or break' doseages.
I've been having a lot of nausea and other side effects (suggest to your Mom try Gravol - Long
Acting - works wonders, I take it twice a day every day) and my dr switched me to Methotrexate
Injections, intramuscularly. He said that it is better tolerated by an already compromised
immune system that way. Hope this info helps!
Sue

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