Has Anyone Suffered Any Kind Of Withdrawal Symptoms After Stopping Methotrexate?

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Asked by Kimosaby

Has Anyone Suffered Any Kind Of Withdrawal Symptoms After Stopping Methotrexate?

I wish to stop taking methotrexate as I would like to lose weight, and also I noticed that it really isn't helping with the pain and swelling. I would like to know if anyone has suffered any withdrawal symptoms, and if so what are they.

Thanks

Answer

I didn't experience any withdrawal when I stopped methotrexate, but I was on a fairly low dose. However, it could be argued that one of the major withdrawal symptoms of stopping meth is your RA flaring again, so you shouldtalk to your doctor about treatment options for what kind of medication you're going to take instead of meth.

Good luck!

Answered by Lene Andersen, MSW