Hi everyone, my rheumy wants to put me on methotrexate injections to control my enteropathic arthritis. I'm currently on crutches now and can't walk on my left leg as it will cause my knee to blow up with fluid and pain. I'm also currently on Infliximab infusions every 8 weeks.
Im concerned over several potential side effects from MTX but the one that I have red flagged is that MTX can make you dehydrated. I already have to drink heaps of fluid to remain hydrated due to my pouch and I just read this;
"In rare cases, this suppression of blood cell production can also occur at normal doses. This risk is higher in the elderly and in patients with reduced kidney function or dehydration."
Is this something to be concerned about or am I overreacting?