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    Rheumatoid arthritis - methotrexate - exante ADVICE

    Having being diagnosed with RA I have been put on methotrexate which is a cancer drug but also helps with other conditions. It has some nasty side effects, but so far I am one of the lucky ones that have not experienced anything bad, BUT reading thru other sufferers forums/blogs although it is not listed as a side effect, weight gain seems to be a problem for many. After agonising to go on this drug, I am really concerned its going to affect my progress, I have only taken 1 dose so far, it is only weekly. Please if anybody is has or knows of anyone else who take methotrexate and weight gain, could you post whether good or bad news. Thankyou xx

    Start weight 12st 7lbs

    week 1 : -8lbs = 11st 13lbs
    week 2: -4lbs = 11st 9lbs
    week 3: -2lbs = 11st 7lbs
    week 4: -2lbs = 11st 5lbs

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    Weight gain is a side effect?? Really? I know it's got 100 side effects but I didn't know that was one...

    My weight yo-yos anyway so I can't comment. I've been taking methotrexate for a couple of months.

    I'd say being fat is better than being in pain with arthritis tho.
    Seesh - if there's anyone out there worse at maintenance than me I'd like to meet them!

    Yo-yoed for the past 5 years. Get a grip woman!

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    Start weight 12st 7lbs

    week 1 : -8lbs = 11st 13lbs
    week 2: -4lbs = 11st 9lbs
    week 3: -2lbs = 11st 7lbs
    week 4: -2lbs = 11st 5lbs

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    Is that a side effect of methotrexate or a VLCD?

    Either way - eeek! Get to your docs. I hope it's temporary!
    Seesh - if there's anyone out there worse at maintenance than me I'd like to meet them!

    Yo-yoed for the past 5 years. Get a grip woman!





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