Question Hi, I had an episode of gastroparisis about 6 years ago and the doctor put me on methotrexate 5mg once a week. I hear this is a dangerous drug and asked the doctor to take me off of it but he said NO. Last year I was diagnosed with diabetes and have to take insulin shots. This puzzles me because I am not overweight, its not in my family line, I get exercise and eat right. Is there any link between methotrexate and diabetes?
Answer Hi Dan,
Diabetes is a potential side effect of methotrexate. Also gastroparesis can be caused by diabetes. Ask your doctor what he thinks the underlying cause if your gastroparesis is to have prescribed the methotrexate.
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