I hope someone can encourage me. I can't stand this nausea. I've been taking MTX since late June. The first week I had no nausea, the second just a little for a few hours, the third week a little more etc etc I take it Thursday evening and when the nausea lasted until Saturday eve my rheumy said he would increase folic acid to 2 mg daily. Two weeks later he increased it to 3 mg daily. I just took this week's dose and my stomach feels awful- not really nauseous, just a heavy, uncomfortable feeling in my stomach, lots of growling and I feel intensely hungry.
ALso, I know some on this forum had really great response to MTX but what is the average? I've been on it 8 weeks now and haven't noticed much improvement I just tapered off prednisone.
I'm also wondering if I do have a good response, will it make me feel as well as I did on prednisone? Or is this *just* for arthritis symptoms. My gut is well controlled with pentasa but I still have a feeling of malaise so I would want relief of that also, which I did get on prednisone
10 years, many tests, 3 gi doctors, Pentasa 1000mg 3x day
diovan, simvastatin,levothyroxine, sertraline, lyrica, methotrexate, down to 2.5mg prednisone and miserable.