Has anyone has experience with Methotrexate? I started on 7.5 mg once a week 2 weeks ago, today increased the dose to 10mg once a week for the next 2 weeks, 15 mg for 2 weeks and 20 mg as the regular dose from then on. Meanwhile I continue on Prednisolone 35 mg a day tapering that off gradually. I was nervous about starting Methotrexate as it is such a strong drug but was reassured by two consultants that it was safe and effective.
I continue to have some pain while suffering from the side effects of steroids, ie insomnia, weight gain, moon face and severe muscle weakness. How long before the Methotrexate kicks in? Will I be able to be off steroids entirely?
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