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Suppressors and Methotrexate
Hello. I have been using methotrexate for the past 8 months with wonderful results and am up to 20mg per dose. 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: Good question. Perhaps other readers here have had some experience with appetite suppression drugs while on MTX. Meanwhile, ask whomever prescribed the MTX.
I would be surprised if there isn't SOME appetite suppression medicine you could use in conjunction with MTX.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 doctors said this is too much to take for any prolonged period, which is why I don’t stay on MTX for longer than 12 months. -Ed