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Question: Methotrexate muscle pain
|dbacs - Tue Jan 24, 2006 4:10 am|
I have just recently been put on Methotrexate for autoimmune hearing loss and chronic urticaria.
Within two weeks of my first dose, which i take once a week, i have been having severe muscle pain when excersizing for more than 5 minutes. Normally i can excercize for more than an hour non-stop. I also play hockey 2 days a week.
I get this pain in my calves and in my back. It gets so bad that i can't feel my feet and i get extremely week and almost collapse. It feels like a charlie horse (?). Over worked muscles?
This has never happened before on any of my pervious NSAIDS or medrol.
Does methotrexate cause muscle pain?
What can i do about this if it does?
|Theresa Jones, RN - Tue Jan 24, 2006 11:23 am|
Although muscle pain is not one one of the specificly reported adverse effects of Methotrexate, there are documented links to cardiovascular side effects, such as, hypotension,
thromboembolic events, etc. I would strongly suggest that you notify your physician since your symptoms have had an abrupt onset since initiating this therapy.
Theresa Jones, RN
|dbacs - Tue Jan 24, 2006 8:03 pm|
Thank you I will contact him. That sounds nasty and dangerous. :(
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