Yalinda, welcome back! Wow--you started on 10 mg! That's high. That may be my highest, have to wait and see what happens. I just took my weekly dose about an hour ago. So far so good, but we're going on vacation to the beach tomorrow so I need to do some packing just in case I feel sick later. Of course, if I feel sick, I can always blame it on mtx, and dh will pick up the slack :)
You know what freaks me out about mtx? All of a sudden it's all over the news about people dying and what not?!? I think most of the death are due to errors in dosing, though. People don't understand the once/week dosing and may take it every day (eek). Evidently, some doctors don't understand the dosing either (pretty scary thought). My rheumy was very clear, though, that it was a once a week drug. And since I already take enbrel once a week, 'tis no big deal to mtx once a week as well. My husband just told me that another woman died from mtx--inappropriate dosing. And I was reading this article that mentioned all of the people involved in making this drug safe for patients. Don't forget the pharmacist, who can either make a dosing mistake, or catch a dosing mistake that a doctor has made. For example, my insurance only authorizes medication for a month at a time (not 3 months like some other health companies). As a result, my pharmacist gave me exactly 12 pills. If he had given me 3 months at a time, I would run a greater risk of taking more than I should. It would be easy to do. Also, too many PCPs get involved in prescribing this drug, and they really shouldn't. It should be left to the specialists.
Enough of a rant! See you guys next week!!!!!!
Current dx: Rheumatoid Arthritis
Suspected dx: UCTD/Early Lupus
Current Meds: Enbrel, Plaquenil, Aciphex, Ultracet, Zyrtec, Allavert-D, Zantac, Tylenol PM
Past Meds: Relafen, Vioxx, Mobic, Voltaren, Sulfasalazine, Entocort, Prednisone, Humira, Reglan