Infection-susceptibility effect of Methotrexate

We have 57 consumer reports for Methotrexate. Infection-susceptibility effect occurred in 7%.

Patients statistics on Infection-susceptibility side effect for Methotrexate

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Average weight in Lbs
152.12
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Average height in Ft
5′ 3″
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Average age
38
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Methotrexate Circle Diagram 4 consumers of 57 reported about Infection-susceptibility

  1. Pamela B. Bland says:
    3.5 rating

    Methotrexate for Rheumatism

    Side effects that I have to deal with: extremely high risk of infection, frequent relapses after the symptoms of an infection have resolved, occasional painful inflammations in the mouth, severe weight fluctuations Especially the increased tendency to infections is an extremely disturbing side effect. Although this side effect should be relatively rare and is usually not dangerous (unless you have the bad luck to get infected with something really bad), it is for the person experiencing it, however, a torment. It hinders me very often in my education, brings me missing days and makes life sometimes inedible. Imagine that you are in a vicious circle: If you do not take the medication, the knee becomes fat and you are in pain, you can barely move, the bone breaks down more and more and the danger is eventually reached in the wheelchair end (at least in my case). But if you take it the way you should, you are constantly choking. You have a guilty conscience because you are constantly lacking in the workplace and when you get sick you inflict more damage on yourself and others. Occasions, excursions, celebrations that you were looking forward to, often fall into the water, because you have a cold again. One begins to live in constant fear of the next cold and feels altogether unhealthy, unclean and unwell. Of course it does not have to be like mine, but the list of possible side effects is much longer and one of them is definitely caught. On the other hand, it worked fine with me, as it should work. Within two to three weeks, my swollen knee shrank back to normal size, the pain disappeared and I was able to walk normally again. The first time I did not notice any colds and was glad to suddenly lose a lot. In the beginning I got the methotrexate administered with injections and gladly accepted that these injections were very painful. My doctor has since reduced the dose twice because of my problems and has switched to tablets to meet me. Surprisingly, I tolerate the tablets well, but the effects are not reduced by these measures until now. You should think about treatment with methotrexate beforehand and consider whether it is really necessary and whether there are not alternatives that are less harmful to the body and the immune system. Anyone who thinks about treatment with methotrexate, I can only guess: Find out exactly, get a thorough check before and do not take this medicine lightly.

    Side effects: Infection-susceptibility
  2. Anna D. Hale says:
    2.5 rating

    First pneumonia on the right with pelvic involvement and effusion in the lungs. Extreme pain while breathing, lying in bed hardly possible. No fever. Shoulder pain spreading sideways to the lower ribs. Late diagnosis. Then treated. As cause was assumed according to hospital: normal pneumonia. Halfway recovered, again short of breath, again pain in breathing and lying. Again pulmonologist. Diagnosis: second pneumonia, this time left. After consultation with rheumatologist MTX discontinued. Instead, Quensyl. It was 18 months ago. Since then on the way to recovery, but still not back in its old form.

    Side effects: Infection-susceptibility
  3. Fanny J. Gagne says:
    4.0 rating

    Methotrexate for Psoriasis; Psoriatic arthritis

    Remicade: Since all the other drugs did not kill me anymore, I got the infusion with Remicade every 6 weeks now. Nausea and dizziness occur quite a lot on the day of the infusion, which lasts one day. Stupid is that it is totally infectious and the colds take longer to die down and slightly larger if mistaken treatment accept (for example, pneumonia). The liver values also increase quite a bit, which I could improve with artichoke extract. The nice thing is that the skin symptoms have completely gone down and that already after the second infusion Methotrexate: I get that to prevent the formation of antibodies against the Remicade and as support for the rheumatic part. Nausea stomach pain weight gain