• ATHENA ATHENA
    December 31, 2008
    HOW DOES METHOTREXATE AFFECT MENSTRUAL PERIODS?
    ATHENA ATHENA
    December 31, 2008

    I have had 3 periods (short and light) since Dec 13. My age is 42.

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  • Leslie Rott
    Health Guide
    May 18, 2011
    Leslie Rott
    Health Guide
    May 18, 2011

    I've been on MTX for about a year, and I haven't noticed any change in my periods.


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  • Beth July 17, 2009
    Beth
    July 17, 2009

    I was on MTX for about 6 years and my periods were also short and light.  I recently stopped taking it and my periods have become extremely heavy and painful and last a full week. Have no idea if it's related..I'm 42 as well, so I suppose it could just be hormones? 

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  • Kitty January 02, 2009
    Kitty
    January 02, 2009

    I've taken Mtx for years and it hasn't really effected my menstrual cycle.  I take the max dose of 9 pills per week.  I'm 33 years old.

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  • kelly May 18, 2011
    kelly
    May 18, 2011

    I was on mtx for 12 months and went off three months ago.  While on MTX my cycle was like clockwork every 4 weeks,  since going off i had one at 5 weeks, one at 3 weeks and now am 3 weeks late.  I'm relieved to find that this is happening to others, but not helpful as we are trying to start a family.

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  • Bebe April 11, 2011
    Bebe
    April 11, 2011
    I was on mtx for 11 years and stopped taking it two months ago. During that time I also took birth control pills. My periods were more or less regular during those 11 years with start on saturday or sunday and finish on the following wednesday. The two periods I have had since stopping mtx, but not the pill, have started early saturday and ended by monday. I started taking salazopyrin when I stopped the mtx, so maybe that is the reason for the shortened period? READ MORE
  • chameleon1108 January 22, 2011
    chameleon1108
    January 22, 2011

    I was on methotrexate for three years. Doses as high as 7 pills per week (17.5 mg) and most recently as low as 2 pills (5 mg) per week. I never had a problem with my menstrual cycle -- I'm pretty much like clockwork. I went off the methotrexate a month ago and have gotten two periods in three weeks time. I'm so glad I found your posts. Started to think something was wrong... or that the dreaded changes were starting (I'm 45). I will mention it to my rheumy and see what she says. Thanks for sharing! Good luck and feel good :)

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