I took my first dose of methotrexate last night via injection. I pray this works... And fast. I can feel my joints getting stiffer and more painful with each week that passes. I'm exhausted at this point.
I have been on methx for over a yr now it hasnt helped my pain or stopped the damage.. I hope it works for you because these toxic poisons are very disappointing
I was expecting instant results too but the specialist said it doesn't usually work that way. Gradual changes over a year for me, with an increased dose about half way through
They increased my dose to 2 tablets i get to sick for 6 days. I have one half one week one the other week
Took a few months for me
Literally, it took a few days after injection and I felt like a new person. Unfortunately, for me the side effects were too much and had to stop after 3rd shot. Hope it works for you.
Do you mind me asking... What were your side effects?
I got a weird, red blotchy rash on my face and neck and a week after the first shot, my hair started falling out. 600 strands a day. I was on 20mg shot.
I am on. 60ml shot weekly.
Donna Sosa maybe mine was 20 ml, not mg. We would've reduced to 7.5ml if not for the rash stuff. They can def change your dose.
So some of you have had positive results from it?
I definitely saw a big improvement in about two months but I did also alter my diet and identified food triggers... Soy, sugar, rice.
It worked great for me for two years. I didn't lose any hair but my hair never grew
What works for one doesnt work for other try them out
It may take awhile. I've been on it about 2 months. I see a little bit relief I can walk with out limping. But still have flares in my shoulders and other joints. I pray for us all.
Yes very positive! I've had me side effects either. I do weekly injections, I tried to go two weeks to see how I would react and it was not a good idea! I started to flare up all over again. Did my injection then two days later felt good again.
Try things we know our bodies some weeks i miss methx
It still wasn't enough I got put on Arava and humira too
How do you find Arvara
It took until my dose was increased to 15mg before I felt relief but since then I have felt really great. There is hope! My only side effect is hair loss but it's worth it.
Mine is hair loss
I took myself off plaquenil and it was a very good choice.
I have no swelling on wrists and feet anymore. It's been about about a month now. The only thing I changed was that.
Arava help so much but still wasn't enough
Now I'm on humira too
This is my treatment
Looks like mine, minus shots... I get infusions at the hospital
Right now it seems scary but trust me you'll look back and be thankful
Yep! You will I do take 14-20 pills a day including pain meds... It's annoying at times... But going from 7 joints flared at a time weekly to a flare every few weeks in 1-2 joints makes it worth it.
Hope you got folic acid daily!!! The folic acid fights off the majority of the side effects... For some reason a lot of people don't get it....
I did get that!
Ok good! Take it!
I hope it works for you
Most people say it takes awhile. Doesn't seem to make a lot of difference to me but my sister-in-law says it has helped her. God bless!
Have you thought of trying boswellia. I also see an alternative healer it helps long term x
It's not an overnight drug. It takes a while. Such is a nature of our disease and drugs used to halt it.
I have been on Methotrexate for about 3 years. It does help, but it took about 3 months to kick in properly. I'm starting injections next week, as we are trying to give my liver a bit of a break. Good luck