• Louise white Louise white
    December 10, 2009
    memory loss possibly due to taking methotrexate
    Louise white Louise white
    December 10, 2009

    can cognitive disturbances from taking methotrexate be reversed.

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  • Lene  Andersen
    Health Guide
    December 18, 2009
    Lene  Andersen
    Health Guide
    December 10, 2009

    Many of the immunosuppressants can cause mental fuzziness around the time of the dose, including some processing difficulties with getting things from short-term memory into long-term memory Usually, this can be managed by a slow day or two and carrying a notebook and pen.  however, I'm not sure if you're talking about mental fuzziness that can be managed relatively easily and which can be considered an acceptable side effect in light of the beneficial effects of the medication or actual significant memory loss. I would therefore recommend that you speak to your doctor.

  • Lisa Emrich
    Health Guide
    December 18, 2009
    Lisa Emrich
    Health Guide
    December 10, 2009

    Hi Louise,

     

    This is new for me.  I'm not even aware that methotrexate could be the cause of memory loss.  But I do know that cognitive fatigue (and accompanying memory difficulties) can be associated with RA itself. 

     

    So I don't know the answer to your question, but I do wish you the best.  Hope you are feeling well.


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