Monday, April 20, 2009 confused, Community Member, asks

Q: itchy feet

Has anyone experienced major itching on the bottom of your feet.  Started after mtx. Dont know if it may have to do with mtx or ra.

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Lene Andersen, Health Guide
4/23/09 12:56pm

It's possible that it's a side effect of the methotrexate. I wrote a post last year about medication side effects, which can include dryness everywhere - in my experience, a common side effect of some of the medications. I'd suggest you contact your rheumatologist to discuss this, just to be sure.

Laura, Community Member
4/21/09 8:32am

Hello, I just posted the question about itchy scalp.  It's crazy!  I itch and itch and want to gouge my scalp in.  I thought I had a bad case of dandruff, but there isn't a flake on my scalp!  Plus my face gets itchy and I don't have any rash that I can see, no hives or bumps.  I almost feel like it's in my head.  I just started my Mtx 2 wks ago and this started about a week ago, so not sure if it's related or not.

If you discover what the problem is or a cure, please post it.

Thanks and Good Luck!

2bis2do, Community Member
4/29/09 12:22pm

I have RA and have had very itchy feet for about two years now.  Haven't used mtx in about 5 years.  Started Remicade two months ago.  I take Etodolac and Tramadol regularly, which is where my suspiscion lies.  All pain killers, even mild ones like Tramadol, dry me out, despite 1/2 gallon water/day.

bottom of foot itch, Community Member
8/ 3/09 2:01pm

I don't know what mtx is or ra is , but right now the ball of my foot is itching between the big toe and the first toe and it's driving me nuts. any solution to stop it,

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