Hi all, need some opinions from you guys! Have asked my nurse friend what she thinks, but now need to know if any of you have experienced the same.
Have been on my methotrexate for a number of weeks now, increasing by 2.5mg every two weeks. I have made it to 17.5mg with no side effects at all. On Thursday I went up to 20mg and initially felt fine. However, by about midnight that night I had started vomiting and continued with diarrhoea and vomiting until about 11 am Friday morning. I then felt very unwell for the rest of the day and evening.
As my daughter had vomited two nights before (Tuesday) I put it down to a bug which I assumed I had picked up from her.
On Saturday I got up feeling not too bad, well enough to take my daughter to her dance lesson. However, on the way back I began to feel dizzy, and by the time I got home the room was spinning so violently I could not open my eyes. Not funny when you are alone looking after a three year old!! This lasted for about 1 1/2 hours and I spent the rest of the day sleeping in bed. My husband was by this point home and looking after the kids!!
Today I am much better than I was but still have a slight feeling of nausea, feel exhausted and still a little dizzy.
Am now worried that it is not a bug but a reaction to my increased methotrexate.
Could an extra 2.5mg really be enough to have this much of a reaction? Or could it just be that it is a bug but that it has hit me harder due to the meds? It is worth mentioning that no further members of my family have become unwell, including my son who ate from the same fork as me on the Thursday evening.
Would really appreciate you all telling me what you think xxxx