I have been on Methotrexate for 16 months with no side effects so far. Getting bloodwork done every two months now. I think taking a high dose for cancer would be different than the dose that would be prescribed for Crohn's? Cannot comment on any other medications but they all are scary and they all carry warnings.
I did have a resection for a stricture that was undetected probably for many years, found to be scar tissue and the MTX had shown some improvement but wasn't going to make it go away.
As I have never had the symptoms of pain, diarrhea or bleeding, the real indicator will be when I have my next tests, ultrasound in April and colonoscopy some time after that.
Bella, I can see not wanting to take Methotrexate if you are wanting to get pregnant but I thought the idea of having bloodwork done was to check and stop using it before any damage would be done? Don't know what your immediate reaction might be?
Believe me it was not an easy decision as I do not have any usual symptoms of Crohn's but Remicade and even Imuran scared me more. So each person has their own perception and willingness to take different risks.
Hope you all find something that works for you.
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My GI prescribed some very expensive anti-nausea medication (Ondanstron) when I first started with MTX injections but only took them as a precaution with the first injection. No problem then and none since.
No side effects to date.
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