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Date: 15.08.2013
From: Tracey

Subject: Just been diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis and starting methotrexate

Hi, im new on here! Ive just been diagnosed with psoritic arthritis and im taking my 1st dose of mefhotrexate today and dreading it. Im sore all over started with what was treated as a fractured toe in may after I did a 26 mile charity walk. Still in shock with diagnosis as im only 34. Have 2 young kids 5 and 3 and normally very active. The tiredness is just so draining and im worried about the side effects of the mtx.
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Date: 15.08.2013
From: bsk

Subject: Re: Just been diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis and starting methotrexate

Hi welcome Tracey, it is scary starting Mtx but lots of people do well on it. It didn't suit me because of lung problems. I have one or two friends who you wouldn't know have arthritis because it works so well for them. Best of luck.
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Date: 15.08.2013
From: Samantha

Subject: Re: Just been diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis and starting methotrexate

Hi Tracey

I too was fairly recently diagnosed with PsA and I too have just started on mtx. I take my third dose tomorrow.

So far I've had a bit of an icky tummy, some diarrhoea but not rushing to the loo or anything, and just been much more tired. I'm still taking naproxen twice a day as well, are you?

Good luck and keep posting to let us know how you get on.
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Date: 15.08.2013
From: Tracey

Subject: Re: Just been diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis and starting methotrexate

Hi Samantha,

I've not had naproxen just co-codamol and diclofenac. Took 1st dose 7.5mg at 4pm so far I've been okay! Anyone know how long the side effects take to kick In if I'm gonna get any? x
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Date: 15.08.2013
From: Linda Bradley

Subject: Re: Just been diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis and starting methotrexate

Hi Tracey. I've been on mtx since April. I'm up to 8 tablets now. I take mine on a monday. So usually feel crap either tue or wed. Bad headaches and nausea. I take folic acid on the thur, I'm usually better by then. Last tue I woke up with an awful headache, on them days you just have to take it easy. I know its hard for you being a young mum. Hope you go ok, keep us posted x
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Date: 16.08.2013
From: Tracey

Subject: Re: Just been diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis and starting methotrexate

Thanks Linda, still not had any side effects as yet! Although been in a lot of pain since last nite! Had kenalog inj last thu it helped a bit but looks like its wore off quivkly! Ive to take folic acid every day except day of mtx I took it for 7 days before starting hopefully it has helped x
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Date: 16.08.2013
From: Christine

Subject: Re: Just been diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis and starting methotrexate

Hi Tracey, I have psoriatic arthritis too and have been on MTX since April 2012, I started off taking the folic acid every other day and felt very tired and suffered from nausea, my rheumy told me to up the folic acid so now take it every day except the day of the mtx. It eased the pain in some joint but not all and last month i started on Sulfasalazine also, things have improved but im not sure if its the new tablets or the steroid injection i have recently had so I'll have to see how it goes. Still really tired but I think that takes along time to overcome. I was diagnosed at the age of 36 last year, which came as a huge shock for me too. I have 2 children also, older than yours, and a full time job and find it difficult to cope with the tiredness, but just rest when I get the chance. I hope you start to feel the benefit of the mtx soon, take care xx
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Date: 20.08.2014
From: Cheryl

Subject: Re: Just been diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis and starting methotrexate

Hi. Am Cheryl, am 24 and newly diagnosed with psoratic arthritus. In a lot of pain and joints already damaged. Just started methotrexate today, 7.5mg. Does anyone know if it's ok to take co-codamol with this medication? Thanks :)
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Date: 20.08.2014
From: bsk

Subject: Re: Just been diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis and starting methotrexate

Hi Cheryl, sorry to hear of your diagnosis. You really should talk to your doctor as we are not doctors and don't know your medical history.
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Date: 20.08.2014
From: Colin W

Subject: Re: Just been diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis and starting methotrexate

hi Cheryl , you will be fine with co-codamol & methotrexate , one thing is bsk is right & you have to be careful with methotrexate & taking over the counter drugs & check with your doctors & rheumy nurse

7.5mg is pretty low to start , how much folic acid they giving you a week ?
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