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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of methotrexate (anti-rheumatic) oral.

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Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
1/23/2015 5:41:26 PM

Reviewer: Keri , 13-18 Female on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I've been taking methotrexate for about 10 years now and it does help my RA, but it makes me feel awful. I used to throw up because how bad it tasted(after awhile you will start to) and I still have to deal with horrible stomach aches, making me feel fatigued or like I'm going to throw up, and etc.

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
1/19/2015 9:24:17 PM

Reviewer: tmj67, 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I have just been diagnosed with RA and with Sjogrens as secondary. Reading these reviews is very scary. Just got my meds today and will start them tomorrow. This along with Plaqueil and Prednisone for now. Feeling very overwhelmed not knowing how the meds will affect me. It amazes me how many people don't really grasp the amount of pain that comes with RA. I suppose I will update at a late ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
8/21/2014 4:54:00 AM

Reviewer: Shecat, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Had been on it for about 4 years started to get side effects so stopped taking it for a year and a half felt better but Dr wanted me back on got side effects after 3 injections headaches bruises, weight gain ( lost 50 lbs after I stopped taking it) gained back 4 lbs after 3 injections decided I was not taking it any more will live with the pain for as long as possible am trying other natural ways ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
8/4/2014 12:04:49 PM

Reviewer: happy girl, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
No side effects yet with this medicine. It along with the plaquinil have helped my husband regain get some strength back in his hands. He has been able to open bottles and milk jugs and such without help and has have only been on this since Feb of this year.

Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis
6/6/2014 8:54:14 PM

Reviewer: 65-74 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

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