Rheumatrex (methotrexate) is an antimetabolite drug that is used to treat some cancers, severe skin such as severe psoriasis, and to treat forms of rheumatoid arthritis.
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I know often times we become experts on the disease so I am hoping someone can help me. I am having pretty bad back pain (near spine and around my hips.) I am also having white blood cells and microalbumin in my urine (I have test strips.) I am curious to know for those of you who have had kidney issues, were you able to feel pain in your back/hips? I can not see a nephrologist until January (at the earliest so..) I have had a positive histone, ANA but not DSDNA. Any… read more
Yes I was getting a lot of UTIs and kidney stones. I started taking AZO everyday and been fine
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Anyone taking Rheumate for their joint issues related to lupus, and Fosteum Plus for the osteo issues? Just curious to hear other experiences. I've been on both for almost a year now and feel like my pain has decreased, but not necessarily the stiffness. Hope to have a bone density scan after my next rheumy appointment in April to see if the Fosteum Plus is helping with density at all.
Honestly, my chiropractic adjustments have helped me with pain more than anything else I think. So… read more
My chiro also recommended some lymphatic drops and my pain has significantly decreased. He's taking them as well so we are kind of tag teaming together to see what the outcome is lol. If it helps… read more
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
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… read more
Has anyone taken rheumate with the methotrexate injections? I had been taking it with the oral dose and am not sure if the benefits are the same with the injectable.
It’s a high dose folate and b12 vitamin by prescription that my rheumy recommends .
What would you do? I can't get a call back from my rheumy. I've called twice since yesterday at 8:30am. My temp has gone as high as 100.3 since the weekend. My exhaustion is getting worse, even with me taking my Rheumate and my "flu like feeling" is getting worse. My back feels like I've been coughing and like I have bronchitis/pneumonia BUT I haven't been coughing.
Hope you are doing better!
Yes, magnesium is great ,especially , For someone like me who has restless leg syndrome as well.
From the beginning of treatment my rheumy put me on 400mg of Plaquenil daily. I take one pill in the morning and one at night. I struggled sticking to my meds and treatment plan for the first couple months or my diagnosis because I was in denial and didn't really believe it so I just recently started taking my medications again as prescribed (I was diagnosed October 2015).
The Plaquenil really upsets my stomach. I get acid reflux and it triggers my GERD and I wake up with a sore throat all… read more