Follow-up to Nausea Question!

Emailed my rheumy nurse, and the rheumy doctor phoned me today. As the nausea is constant, she doesn't think it's the mtx - more likely the hydroxy as I take that twice every day. She suggested I try cutting that down to one a day, and if that doesn't work - go back up to two and increase folic acid instead - anything up to one per day except mtx day. I can also take Gaviscon as long as it's not around hydroxy time as it can affect absorption. So, we'll see what happens!! If there is still no improvement - I must contact them again and they'll bring me in for 'an alternative'!!?

Helen xx

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  • Hi Helen really positive that you got some answers and good to share that you were responded to and taken seriously hope this woeks

    cris xx

  • Its good they have got back to you x

  • That's really interesting Helen. I found that I felt fine when I first went up to 17.5 MTX but once I'd started the Hydroxy too and then moved back up to 17.5 MTX I got horribly sick and felt this way everyday just as you describe. Now I only take 200mg Hydroxy and 15mg injectable MTX I rarely feel sick because of the meds anymore. Hope the nausea goes away very soon. Tilda xx

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