I have RA but also a blood cancer, Leukaemia, called T Cell Lymphoma. I was put on Methotrexate, not for the RA, but because the cancer is killing my white blood cells, and oral chemotherapy (MTX) is a recognised treatment.
I was taken ill a few days ago with severe upper abdo pain, I was sure I was having a heart attack!! On admission to hospital I was told the tests left no doubt that I had Pancreatitis. I was amazed, I rarely drink (which is one of the causes), I had my gall bladder removed 23 years ago (this can be another cause) and I hadnt been stung by a scorpion. My haematologist said it wasnt the MTX but I have seen some articles on line suggesting a connection. She has however taken me off the drug for now. I have also read a bit about autoimmune Pancreatitis.
I wonder if anyone else has had panreatitis that is taking MTX also. If anyone has any further information or advice I would appreciate it.
Also, for those of you who already know me, I became a grandma for the first time in August last year. A beautiful baby girl called Robyn Marie. She is everything I could have wished for and more. My heart is full. Thankyou for reading. xxx