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Old 05-20-2010, 08:46 AM   #2
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Re: Methotrexate successful?

I take methotrexate along with a biologic drug for rheumatoid arthritis and it does work. I've tried the biologic without it and it didn't work nearly as well and combined with the MTX. But I've also done MTX alone and it didn't work that well alone. I also inject .7mls/week. Depending on what you have they usually top you put a 1ml/week. At least that is what my rheumatologist says about long term MTX treatment.....too dangerous to go above 1mg(25mgs)/week.

I've been taking MTX in some combination or alone for 5 years. I had side effects when I took the pill form but it's been great injected. No side effects except I get tired the day of the injection.

So as fat as I'm concerned, I'll be taking MTX for life if needed. It works especially in combination with another drug.

Jenny