I am increasing my Methotrexate and the more I take the more side effects I get. I am now at 15mg per week. I have noticed my hair is falling out. My doctor wants me to go up to 20mg per week next month. Could this make my hair fall out faster? I am taking folic acid 1mg per day could increasing the folic acid slow down my hair loss?
You are right. Your hair loss may get worse with the increased dose of MTX and increasing your folic acid to 2 mg or 3 mg daily may help. However, in many cases the MTX is not the cause of hair loss. Discuss with your doctor.