I am wondering if anyone experiences memory loss with methotrexate?

Hello, warriors! İ am new was wondering if anyone experiences memory loss with methotrexate. I feel like i cannot remember alot of simple things

Debra Keyes
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I had alot of brain fog and memory loss with methotrexate. It was helping the pain, but I had to stop because it was affectign my job and making it much harder to take care of my kids and keep out schedules together.

Amelia Spencer
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That is exactly what is happening. It's affecting my job.

Debra Keyes
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I take on Friday night and fog is better by Monday.

Tracie Winston 3 years

Reminders are bogged. I can't remember a lot of things

Debra Keyes
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Yes... I would start a conversation and then it was gone. So embarrassing!! I'm on Methotrexate at the moment, want to change to enbrel on my next appointment

Janeannie Bermudez
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What is enbrel?

Debra Keyes 3 years

I also had problems... Finally stopped. Too many problems.

Joyce Benavides 3 years

It's just unbelievable. Plus I just started on Humira last week. So now on 2 medications. Just tired of the side effects

Debra Keyes
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They start you off on Methotrexate first because it's cheap but embrel costs £7000-£8000 on the NHS so they have to monitor your pain to see if you are within the

Janeannie Bermudez
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Pain range.

Janeannie Bermudez 3 years

My pain never goes away. And he will not prescribe anything to help.

Debra Keyes
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Brain fog is part of RA i get it 24-7 and im not on methotrexate

Jose Maxwell
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Really... That explains why I've had it for many years!

Janeannie Bermudez 3 years

oh wow! And i thought it was medicication i can def tell in my situation over 3 years when i started feeling bad i was forgetting now its just an everyday progression

Debra Keyes
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Brain fog... Your body is tired. It's how I feel much of the time. I sometimes don't remember entire conversations.

Tiffany Watson
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exactly, its horrible. Smh Anyone try CBD oil?

Debra Keyes 3 years

Yes unfortunately, i used to havw great memory, i could remember things from many years ago, in exact details. Now i cant remember if i even took my meds or not its very frustrating.

Emmy Greenwood
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Yes.. I also have brainfog due to this nasty drug( MTX)

Abira Carlson
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Well I'm glad I asked. It's just very unfortunate what we all go thru.

Debra Keyes
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I was taking methotrexate for a year, and noticed word finding difficulties. Mostly it made me lose my appetite. I take biologics now without methotrexate.

Therese Biggs
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How are you doing now with biological medicine? I just started humira last week in addition with methotrexate. I'm barely hanging on with my everyday routine work family

Debra Keyes 3 years

So sorry to hear that. I have failed 5 biologics and just started cimzia. It's been rough at times but I'm still hopeful. I follow an AIP diet and just started LDN. Acupuncture helps me a lot. All the best to you!

Therese Biggs 3 years

Thank you likewise. Thank you for Sharing with me Therese Biggs. Blessings.

Debra Keyes 3 years

I have exactly the same problem. I forget words too. I started to study again but it was impossible. I had to quit because I have brain fog, memory loss, and I experience fatigue

Annika Hobson
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The fatigue is just awful. I wish I had 1 day of no pain no fatigue.

Debra Keyes 3 years

I understand you, but we have to be strong! Hugs to you

Annika Hobson 3 years

Thank You! Likewise

Debra Keyes 3 years

I'm pretty sure that brain fog goes along with RA......... I had it very bad in the beginning.

Judy Elder
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Plus I have hashimotos which causes hypothyroidism double brain fog.

Debra Keyes
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It's the RA. It was one of my main concerns before I was even diagnosed/on meds. It's really scary sometimes!

KMarie Langley
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Yep constant brain fog.

Adrienne Locke
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Not to bad of brain fog was on 5 different biologics with mtx, but had to get off mtx because my liver levels were starting show abnormal results. Now on orencia infusion, plaquinel and imuran And prednisone doc trying to ween me off prednisone now

Chad Yazzie
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Oh wow Chad Yazzie .... God bless

Debra Keyes
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I just try to take it all instride, just keep going until we found the right mixture to help slow down the disease and slow the progression of damage to joints. Over all feel pretty good some flare here and there, but most of the time able to do want I want to do when I want to. I know my limits and when it's time to rest.

Chad Yazzie 3 years

Exactly! Love your positivity. I try to embrace it. Love my body. Speak healing to it.

Debra Keyes 3 years