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Date: 07.12.2011
From: Lorraine

Subject: MTX

i know this might sound strange but does anyone else on Mtx have a blocked nose all the time? i have only noticed this since starting the tabs 2 months ago also night sweats
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Date: 07.12.2011
From: Colin

Subject: Re: MTX

Lorraine

with rheumatoid arthritis , some of us suffer Dry Eyes (Sjogren's syndrome) it can affect the throat & sinuses as well but it is well know to go with RA , a Saline Nasal Spray is good for it , dont use the steriod ones long term

some drugs can cause dry eyes/nose like sulfasalazine but not sure if MTX does
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Date: 07.12.2011
From: Lorraine

Subject: Re: MTX

Thanks Colin i will mention it to the rummy nurse when i go she can tell me what to get
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Date: 08.12.2011
From: Val

Subject: Re: MTX

Many thanks for asking this Lorraine as I have the same, am also on MTX and sulfasalazine, but really didn't realise they could be related to the meds.I also get a very itchy nose, just thought it was a sign of good luck!!The night sweats are awful as they say you need rest because of the fatigue but are then woken every night with the sweats. I have been advised to cut out wheat products, dairy and belladonah veg, any veg whose leaves are poisonous to us. This has helped to a certain extent but am a veggie so hard to do 100%. I asked RA consul, don't know your age, and she said it is ok to have HRT if it helps, does not affect meds.Good luck with everything.
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Date: 10.12.2011
From: willis

Subject: Re: MTX

hi, when i started MTX i had the night sweats terribly - it's now been 10 months and these have stopped a bit - only when i'm having a flare or other illness ( i've the cold and sore throat just now) does the sweats start up again. with the wakening up you end up feeling so weary don't you. most times i'm weary not tired so can't sleep anyway but weary from the pain. this week its my shoulders have decided to be sore. my sinuses have always been a bit blocked with being a smoker but it did get worse with the meds and tapered off again, the itching well mines was my legs but yes all of body at times and nope didn't win lottery when nose itched lol. I hope you start to even out once on them a little longer. take care xxx
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