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Using Methotrexate for 8
Hello. I have been using methotrexate for the past 8 months with wonderful results and am up to 20mg. I realize now through your letters that the tiredness I am suffering is due to psoriatic arthritis.
Do you know if it is ok to take appetite suppressants with methotrexate as I am struggling to lose the weight which is affecting my joints?
*****Ed’s Response: I've never faced that before, Debbie. Ask whomever prescribed the MTX. I would be surprised if there isn't SOME appetite suppression medicine you could use in conjunction with MTX. Meanwhile, I hope the MTX will palliate your PA, too, as it did mine, returning some energy to you. 20 mg is not a huge dose. I have taken 30 to get over a flame time, then down to 25 for maintenance. However, my doctor has said on many occasions that this is too much to take for any prolonged period. -Ed