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just so everyone knows a liver count is not serious until it is well beyond 500. Hospitilization before that is usually for some other reason.

Methotrexate does have serious side effects. the decision to take it is not an easy one. For me to sit in a chair at 54 every day was as good as dying. My hair did fall out. I switched to enbrel which is far worse than methotrexate in terms of side effects. if I have 1 day without pain I will be happy when i die. for someone else this may not be their decision. My children know I am on these m eds and I have told them they need to spend time with me now because there may not be a tomorrow. It is my decision. I can move, dance take walks even type now, prior to the meds I could do nothing. Methotrexate shouyld never be the first drug someone is given. a good dr will start with nasaids at high doses only if they fail should a dr. try methotrexate and enbrel.
i miss the pain releif so much that I had from methotrexate that I am considering going back on it . My hair loss was my biggest problem. I have always had long beautiful thick hair until methotrexate. 4 weeks off of it and my hair is coming back hhoweover the enbrell is not working yet. My friend and I joked about getting a avariety of wigs all of different colors. I will give the enbrell till december and then i dont knw what I will do. I had to miss a day of work this week becaus eevery major joing hurt so much that I could not even get out of bed. Today I was much better. My boss is going to start to not beleive me. If I need to I guess I will just have to leave work. I can not be around little children and not be able to move in an emerency.
I am so sorry 4 ur loss, & so sorry your dad went through all he did

I can understand some of what he went through, after nsai didnt help & then prednisone, then plaquenil, they added methotrexate to me... Oh god it was the worst thing ever.. its was the 2.5 4 tab 1x a week
I didnt care if I lost hair, I told friends & family id by a load of diffrent scarves & make a fashion statement, i tolerated the vomiting, diahrea & stomach pains but when i started bleeding everytime i went bathroom & actually bleeding when i wasnt going 2 bathroom, id wake up & find blood in the bed... Took 3 weeks after my last dose b4 the bleeding stopped

my platelet iron ect still hasnt recouped from what went on & my gp said if it doesnt get better soon might need transfusions... only good thing was the RA pain was less

so now im on the prednisone, plaquenil, gabitril, enbrel, & lidoderm patches & percocet & still in pain will see what happens next week when i go pain clinic