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Allison Reiss, MD '83, Leads AHA-Funded Heart Study

Winthrop receives American Heart Association Grant-in-Aid for study linking low dose methotrexate to second heart attack prevention

By Courtney Allison

Caption: Pictured inside Winthrop’s new Research and Academic Center are (l.-r.) Deborah Whitfield, Director, Clinical Trials Center at Winthrop; Don Brand, PhD, Director, Health Outcomes Research; Joshua De Leon, MD, Director of the Cardiovascular Training Program, Director of Nuclear Cardiology and Director of Cardiovascular Research; Allison Reiss, MD, Head, Inflammation Section at Winthrop Research Institute; Steven Carsons, MD, Chief of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology at Winthrop; Ellen Eylers, MPH, MSN, RN, Research Coordinator, Cardiology Department; Wendy Drewes, BSN, RN, CCRC, Cardiology Research Coordinator; and Alexander Schoen, MBA, Director, Office of Sponsored Programs at Winthrop-University Hospital. 838 more words
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Post methotrexate blues. 

Warning ; this post is brim full of self pity.

Today is Thursday, on Tuesday I had my 3rd methotrexate injection of the higher dose. And quite frankly I’m not sure if I can do it. 756 more words

Health And Fitness

Bloody Surgery Again!

That’s doctor’s surgery, not a need to have surgery, I’m very glad to say!

I put in a repeat prescription two days ago, went in to collect it today, only to be told they didn’t have it in at the chemist. 554 more words

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

Taking methotrexate for psoriatic arthritis. 

As I have Psoriatic arthritis
I have weekly injections of a drug called methotrexate. Methotrexate is a drug used in the treatment of some cancers, but for psoriatic arthritis it’s given in low doses. 674 more words

Health And Fitness

When I was still a normal person

A friend with whom I mostly communicate via social media recently started taking methotrexate for her psoriatic arthritis. She was scared. She worried about losing her hair. 688 more words


Biohacking Update: 28 months on the AIP

Matthew returned to work this week.

When he took disability leave at the end of 2013 we thought he’d never work again.

At that time, he was taking 6-8 hydromorphone painkillers a day, as well as a high dose of Methotrexate by injection weekly. 749 more words


It’s methotrexate day and I am struggling anyway. Got blisters all over my scalp. They keep bleeding and are so painful. It’s just a psoriasis side effect but it’s driving me insane. 409 more words