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Old 02-11-2009, 07:08 PM   #1
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how long does the nausea last with methotrexate

how long does the naseau last with methotrexate

Old 02-12-2009, 09:42 AM   #2
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Re: how long does the nausea last with methotrexate

It's individual. It can last throughout the treatment, be limited to the beginning or you can have sporadic episodes. Some people have no nausea at, some have to stop taking it because their nausea is so severe.

Are you taking a rescue medication? Folic acid or Leucovorin? My nausea went away almost completely once I started Leuco. Folic worked just OK with the nausea but it did have the nice "side effect" of slowing my MTX induced hair loss - Leuco did not.

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Old 02-12-2009, 12:22 PM   #3
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Re: how long does the nausea last with methotrexate

I am taking MTX once a week (pill form), and I am also taking folic acid on a daily basis. I have not experienced any side effects, so far.

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Re: how long does the nausea last with methotrexate

I could not tolerate MTX at all due to a history of ulcers so I inject mine. Once a week with an insulin syringe. No pain at all.....barely feel anything. Each .1ml on the syringe is equivalent to 1 pill. I'm on 25mgs/week so I take 1.0ml or a full syringe of MTX and 2mgs of folic acid a day. No nausea, no ulcers.

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Re: how long does the nausea last with methotrexate

I hate to do it to you, but I believe you came here to find out the truth.
I was on Meth for 9 month. Longer I was on it, sicker it was making me.
I lost a lots of weight on it since I did not eat; 0 appetite. Until 9 month later my white blood counts came back very low and infection on my eye lid did not heal for 3 month, my Dr changed my treatment to Enbrel.
Boy, I felt like I got my life back.
I know people who had no problems with taking Meth. Did not work for me. I also got such depression! I had never depression before, but I am intelligent enough to recognize the problem. I wasn't happy about it.
The worse part was: did not work for me. I did not get any relieve from taking Meth and glad it was changed!

Best of luck to you. I know they have meds to help you with nausea, you may ask your Dr.

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