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What You Need to Know About Methotrexate

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From cancer treatment to RA


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Methotrexate is a chemotherapy drug?


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How to take methotrexate


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Use care when taking methotrexate


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Why blood tests are important


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Common side effects


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Dealing with gastrointestinal side effects


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Mouth ulcers


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Hair Loss


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The role of folic acid


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Alcohol and methotrexate


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Don’t get pregnant


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So, why take methotrexate?


Lene  Andersen, MSW

Lene Andersen, MSW

@TheSeatedView

Lene Andersen is an author, health and disability advocate, and photographer living in Toronto. Lene (pronounced Lena) has lived with rheumatoid arthritis since she was four years old and uses her experience to help others with chronic illness. She has written several books, including Your Life with Rheumatoid Arthritis: Tools for Managing Treatment, Side Effects and Pain, and 7 Facets: A Meditation on Pain, as well as the award-winning blog, The Seated View.

Lene serves on HealthCentral's Health Advocates Advisory Board, and is a Social Ambassador for the RAHealthCentral on Facebook page, facebook.com/rahealthcentral. She is also one of HealthCentral's Live Bold, Live Now heroes — watch her incredible journey of living with RA.