Rem (dream) sleep while taking methotrexate

Does anyone find it hard to sleep all night while taking Methotrexate?

I fall asleep each night and wake up 3 to 4 hours later. Wide awake. My doctor has scheduled a test for sleep apnea. I've been told I don't snore and I have no breathing issues. It started after my 2nd dose of methotrexate. After 3 to 4 hours, I'm just wide awake. I realize how important deep sleep is to the body and have thought about suggesting a change in medications.

I haven't slept more than 3 hours at a time for at least a decade and I don't take methotrexate!! So many causes for this- most benign- if the drug works to control your illness you might try to look for other solutions Good luck!!

don't I was on metho and am now on cellcept and still do the same thing.... tired when I first get to bed then ok your up for the night.....

I don’t take methotrexate either. Just take Immuran, plaquenil and prednisone. I experience the same thing. I wake up tired. But after shower or a dip in Hot tub, I am okay.

Yep i take methotrexate and sleep horribly, but i have always slept horribly so not sure if its the med

i also have hard time sleep though when i was on methro..i did not have problems.

There is small device you wear and it can tell if you are in REM sleep ...etc. IT is not too expensive either!! I saw in AARP i believe. If you are interested...i am thinking of getting one to see if get any REM sleep and if so how much...when i find it i can post if others or you are interested.

BUT no i did not have any sleep issues BUT that does not mean you will not...all are different.

Hope you are sleeping...if you do not know basic rules about getting good sleep i recommend you read about them and apply them to your life. It has helped me!