Thoughts on Methotrexate

I stated that in the end of May I went back to my rheumatologist. I forgot to mention the new game plan. Imagine that. My ADD butt forgetting to post an update.

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We came to the conclusion that the root cause of my rashes was the Plaquenil. She also said that many of my painful areas are trigger areas for fibromyalgia. So here’s what we did as far as meds go:

Stop taking Plaquenil immediately and give it three weeks to allow it to get out of my system. After that period I will start taking Methotrexate.

Stop taking Gabapentin and Flexaril and replace it with 75mg of Lyrica twice a day.

My three weeks will be up Monday. From what I have read, the Methotrexate doesn’t look like a whole lot of fun. I’m interested in hearing from any fellow spoonies who take it and see how it has helped you and what drawbacks you have. Lyrica didn’t have much if any, effect on me. (As usual, my Ambien is beginning to have one on me as I type)

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To make matters worse, I’ve apparently, unbeknownst to me, moved to the Amazon rain Forrest. It has been raining for nearly 4 months now. Rainy days get average people down, but they take away spoons from people like me. It’s been rough. I have already been complaining about the rain and then Cindy brews up and brings in more rain than I have seen in a long time, if not ever.

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Back to medicines, what do you do to get the cost of your medications which do not come in generic form down? I need advice so that I don’t have to take out a 2nd mortgage or anything next time I visit the pharmacy. I hope you all have a dry and great weekend.

 

Goodnight!

3 thoughts on “Thoughts on Methotrexate

  1. I have one medication that costs me around $25 australian a month roughly. I also use a cream on my face that is expensive. its for my tubers on my face. its crazy with all the cost of our meds….eat or get the meds is sometimes how it comes down too

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    • It really is ridiculous. I understand paying higher prices for better quality, but most medicine isn’t higher quality it’s just still in the time frame that a generic hasn’t yet been approved. For those that prefer a high dollar purse as opposed to one like mine from Walmart, so be it. But for these medical companies to pry on the sick is taking it too far. (My gripe for the day) lol

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      • I have that gripe every time I have to get my medication that costs an arm and a leg. It’s made up at a compounding pharmacy here in Australia. Last year I go 200 capsules for $178 . This year it cost $178 for 100. Double the price. That’s cause big pharmaceutical companies want us to go on the generic one that doesn’t work. End of my Beef

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