Has anyone had side effects after doctor increased your dose?
I started MTX in Feb 08, 3 tabs a week. Back in July rheumy bumped it up to 5 and a friend suggested I increase to 4 for a couple of weeks then to five, she was afraid it would make me very sick. So I did that and have only taken the 5 tab dose a couple of times. I took it on monday night, usually I take it on Sat night and I have felt like c**P all week! I have had extreme fatigue, my head felt swimmy at times, sometimes it was hard to focus, etc.
Anyway, talked to the nurse today, my labs look ok, my white blood and red blood count is low but that's normal for me. Rheumy said to go back down to 4 tabs, so we will see if I feel better next week!
Thanks for listening!
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DX: Lupus, Sjogrens, Raynaud's, Hashimoto's and Celiac Disease
RX: Imuran, Plaquenil, Methotrexate, Flexeril, Piroxicam, Levoxyl, Folic Acid, Folgard OS (B12), Vitamin D-50,000 IU, Tramadol (as needed) and magic mouthwash (for mouth sores)