Methotrexate prescribed. . . Anyone taken it before?

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Chronicallyill
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   Posted 11/7/2008 12:28 PM (GMT -7)   
I have just been prescribed methotrexate and so far so good. I have started going into remission. At least thats what it feels like. It's been a long time so I'm not quite sure what it truly feels like. I have started forming more solid stools and going less during the day.
 
Just wondering if there is anything I should know about this drug that doc may not have told me or happened to forget to mention. Has happened with every drug I have taken in the past so if anyone has any info or feed back that would be great.
Age:22/6"1'/138lb - Diagnosed: 2001 @ age 15 now 22
First time mom as of March 8th 2008
Past drugs: Pentasa, Flagyl, Budesonide, Prednisone, tons of Antibiotics, Didrocal
Past herbal remedies and vitamins:Probiotics, Omega 3&6, Prenatal vitamins, B12, Calcium, iron, vit C, vit D, vit E, Selenium, mineral drops
Current drugs: Valtrex, Warfarin, Prednisone :(, 6mp :( NOT WORKING
Problems:Fissure and Tags on rectum, blood clots, ChronicUTI's, Osteopenia, Ulcers in my decending Colon
No surgeries....yet. Gone through 5 G.I.'s
Procedures: 3 colonoscopies, 1 upper endoscopy, 2 barium swallows, 1 biopsy of the fissure and tag (chron's affected)


AlwaysRosie
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   Posted 11/7/2008 1:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Chronic,

There is another topic on MTX right now too. If you aren't already taking Folic Acid, make sure to ask your doctor about how much you need to take. It is usually taken by folks talking MTX.

Be sure to check out the other thread.

Blessings!

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Jenn4dex
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   Posted 11/7/2008 2:54 PM (GMT -7)   
I am supposed to start taking it after a month of entocort too for a stricture..........curious to find out more about it too.
Jennifer
Diagnosed Crohns 1/06
CD of Terminal Ileum
Taking Pentasa. Adverse reactions to Remicade. Also take Forteo Injections, Actonel, Calcium and Vitamin D, B12 injections.


MMMNAVY
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   Posted 11/7/2008 6:11 PM (GMT -7)   
I use the injectable, about the only thing that has worked for me.
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