Is 25mg of methotrexate too much or standard? Even if im underweight.

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

debilitated
Regular Member


Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 448
   Posted 3/10/2010 6:37 AM (GMT -7)   
i start my 25mg today. 25mg seems like it's alot.

Nanners
Elite Member


Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 14995
   Posted 3/10/2010 7:33 AM (GMT -7)   
I think that is the usual starting dose. Good luck!
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease & Anxiety/Panic
Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

Bammer
Regular Member


Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 381
   Posted 3/10/2010 8:34 AM (GMT -7)   
I started with 25mg. Dropped to 15mg after about four months.

57 yr. old F dx. CD 07/07
Was on prednisone for three months but no medication for next 11 months.
Started weekly methotrexate injections 09/22/08.
Lap assisted sigmoidoscopy done May 11/2009


MMMNAVY
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 6927
   Posted 3/10/2010 8:46 AM (GMT -7)   
Started out at that went up for a while. Then after 2 1/2 years went down to 15.
Forum Co-moderator - Crohn's Disease/Thyroid Disorders:_All comments have the caveat contact your local health care provider.

I will find a way or make one. –Phillip Sidney 1554-1586

All that I am and all that I shall ever be, I owe to my Angel Mother.

The Bucket List- Have you found joy in your life?  Has your life brought joy to others?

Make sure your suffering has meaning…


sr5599
Veteran Member


Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1202
   Posted 3/10/2010 10:23 AM (GMT -7)   
When I tried it 3 years or so ago I started at 25 mg. That's what I'm on now too. I do take my folic acid though. I think it's supposed to counter some of the side effects. Others likely know more about that than I do.
1 fistula, crohn's colitis, limited to large intestine
Compounded budesonide 3mg/daily, Cimzia, MTX . Dx Osteoporosis 10/08 started Forteo 1/27/09


karasmommy
Veteran Member


Date Joined Mar 2005
Total Posts : 589
   Posted 3/10/2010 10:24 AM (GMT -7)   
That is what I started at and have been at for almost a year now.
I think that is the starting dose and they can adjust it per your lab work
Ellen
Diagnosed with Lupus - April 2002
Diagnosed with Crohn's Disease (and all the lovely things that come with it) - January 2003 (problems since early 1990)
Fibromyalgia 2005 
Normal Meds:  Ambian 10mg, Flexeril 10mg as needed, Plaquenil 400mg, MTX 25mg Injection weekly, 1000mg Canasa Supp. as needed, Probiotics


lilcrohnieUK
Regular Member


Date Joined Dec 2007
Total Posts : 414
   Posted 3/10/2010 11:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Its standard, and will be the same for men and women of all weights. I started at 25mg, they tried to reduce to 15mg after about a year and I flared so they put me back up to 25mg and I've stayed at 25mg for the past 7 years and during that time my weight has fluctuated between 100lbs and 120lbs.
 
 

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Wednesday, December 07, 2016 11:09 PM (GMT -7)
There are a total of 2,734,517 posts in 301,219 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 151336 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, depressionexam.
218 Guest(s), 3 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
Scaredy Cat, gitane44, ChickNorris


Follow HealingWell.com on Facebook  Follow HealingWell.com on Twitter  Follow HealingWell.com on Pinterest
Advertisement
Advertisement

©1996-2016 HealingWell.com LLC  All rights reserved.

Advertise | Privacy Policy & Disclaimer