I just had my latest methotrexate blood test taken this morning 2 1/2 weeks since the last one (couldn't make the appointment on Friday as I was too sick on the tablets ironically). The doctors receptionist just telephoned me to say the doctor had left a message that my liver enzymes were slightly elevated and I should repeat the test in 4 weeks.
I'm really confused by this as I'm having mtx tests every 2 weeks and the GP should have been aware of that so told them not to book me in for 4 weeks time as it'll be repeated before then anyway and then rang my rheumy helpline to alert them so they can review the results.
So far I've been taking 15 mg of mtx once a week and 5 mg of folic acid 6 days a week, although I may have missed a couple of doses over Christmas which may explain it? Since I started I've now taken 4 doses at 15mg but only took a half dose on Thursday last week (my 5th dose) as it made me so sick I couldn't stomach taking any more. I'm being switched to injections in 2 weeks and have been told to just take a half dose this week to tide me over and either a half dose next week or skip it as I'll be having the injections 6 days later anyway.
Is it normal for liver enzymes to be elevated this early does anyone know? I'm guessing it's not a large change but just enough to flag it up as needing watching but I don't know the numbers so not sure. I'm reeeaaallly hoping this doesn't mean I have to stop taking it as we've not yet found any meds I can take orally that don't upset me and I'm really hoping the injections will be the solution for me
Edit: just to add don't worry I won't be stopping the meds based on any replies and will wait until I hear back from rheumy tomorrow to see what they say I just like to be as educated as I can be in advance so I can understand any information I'm given and make informed decisions