I'm currently taking a small dosage of methotrexate (4 pills/week) and instead of increasing my dosage for slight joint discomfort, my Rheumy has prescribed Rheumate. It is described as a medical food that contains 1 mg of folate, B-12, and curcuminoid turmerine complex (turmeric). She advised that other patients have seen very good results from adding this supplement to their meds. It also is supposed to ease some of the side-effects of methotrexate. It also has eliminated the need to take… read more
Thank you! Seems like I already have those ailments from the lupus so probably will not be any different.
I haven't really experienced any bad side effects from methotrexate (I've only been on it a few months) but it can cause hair loss, upset stomach, fatigue, mouth sores, flu-like symptoms, nausea, elevated liver enzyme levels etc.
I started taking Rheumate but I’m not on Methetraxate. My Dr gave it to me to increase my energy and help with my muscle pain. I feel so much better! Everything is CLEAR. The brain fog is gone too. Turns out I have both MTHFR genes so, my body really needed the methylated form of b12 bc I cant process b12 otherwise. I’m so pleased!
Update. Rheumate has been extremely successful with alleviating joint aches, tingling and numbness occurring in my fingers and toes. My headaches have also subsided.
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