Review: could Methotrexate cause Lightheadedness - dizzy?
We study 129,746 people who have side effects while taking Methotrexate from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,504 have Lightheadedness - dizzy. Find out below who they are, when they have Lightheadedness - dizzy and more.
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Methotrexate (latest outcomes from 131,079 users) has active ingredients of methotrexate sodium. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.
Lightheadedness - dizzy
Lightheadedness - dizzy (a common and often unpleasant sensation of dizziness) (latest reports from 1,293,791 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, high blood cholesterol.
On Jul, 18, 2014: 129,740 people reported to have side effects when taking Methotrexate. Among them, 2,504 people (1.93%) have Lightheadedness - Dizzy. They amount to 0.19% of all the 1,293,875 people who have Lightheadedness - Dizzy on eHealthMe.
Time on Methotrexate when people have Lightheadedness - dizzy * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Lightheadedness - dizzy||15.58%||19.60%||10.05%||15.58%||21.61%||12.06%||5.53% |
Gender of people who have Lightheadedness - dizzy when taking Methotrexate * :
|Lightheadedness - dizzy||78.22%||21.78% |
Age of people who have Lightheadedness - dizzy when taking Methotrexate * :
|Lightheadedness - dizzy||0.00%||1.36%||2.58%||3.17%||8.46%||15.57%||25.70%||43.17% |
Severity of Lightheadedness - dizzy when taking Methotrexate ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Lightheadedness - dizzy||8.33%||50.00%||33.33%||8.33% |
How people recovered from Lightheadedness - dizzy ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Lightheadedness - dizzy||0.00%||16.67%||83.33% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Rheumatoid arthritis (1,627 people, 64.98%)
- Pain (199 people, 7.95%)
- Osteoporosis (182 people, 7.27%)
- Hypertension (162 people, 6.47%)
- Psoriatic arthropathy (147 people, 5.87%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Folic acid (960 people, 38.34%)
- Humira (756 people, 30.19%)
- Enbrel (640 people, 25.56%)
- Prednisone (559 people, 22.32%)
- Remicade (423 people, 16.89%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (6 months ago):
New doctor, a Rheumatologist has not yet diagnosed me other than inflammatory arthritis. Symptoms for 20 yrs. She is considering Rheumatoid arthritis, Lupus, Sjogren's. I have symptoms of all, ana has been positive for 20 yrs, XR shows problems with synovitis in hands, XR of chest shows multiple ovoid calcifications at bases and hilar region. Pulmonary function testing WNL. Incidental findings of diagnostics over the years include a syrinx found on C spine MRI before c spine fusions, a tortuous bowel found with routine screening colonoscopy, atrial septal aneurysm found on EKG with complaint of SOB about 6 yrs ago. PMHx significant only for djd (had c spine fusions), ACL repair. Parvovirus, fifths disease (?) positive and speckled ANA at onset of symptoms 20 yrs ago. A Lymes test was initially positive, I was treated with IV antibiotics and the Western blot was then negative.
From this study (8 months ago):
Vertigo started about a month after started losartan. Also have constant heartburn and indigestion about 2 yrs)0, joint aches and a dry cough after taking @ noc. Vertigo is sporadic and unpredictable, very instant and severe. Violent vomitting, choking, very sick to stomach about 6 hrs. Then very dizzy and nauseous for a couple of days. I also have tinnitus ( had viral infection and lost 45% of hearing about ten yrs ago)
From this study (1 year ago):
i used to be on prednisone for same condition.. unfortunately i could not funtion much with the vertigo i got from it. since i have been put on self injection form of methotrexate the vertigo has gotten better... still happens at least every other day but not nearly as bad! i can still work through it! my condition has turned out to be due to an unfound origin. been told i am a medical mystery even.
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