Does taking Methotrexate via injection ease my Rheumatoid Arthritis?

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.

Donna Sosa
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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

Sue Ballard
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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

Claire Chu
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They increased my dose to 2 tablets i get to sick for 6 days. I have one half one week one the other week

Sue Ballard
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Took a few months for me

Jerry Frederick
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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.

Caroline Laird
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Do you mind me asking... What were your side effects?

Donna Sosa 3 years

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.

Caroline Laird 3 years

I am on. 60ml shot weekly.

Donna Sosa 3 years

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.

Caroline Laird 3 years

So some of you have had positive results from it?

Donna Sosa
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I definitely saw a big improvement in about two months but I did also alter my diet and identified food triggers... Soy, sugar, rice.

Sara Hutchinson 3 years

It worked great for me for two years. I didn't lose any hair but my hair never grew

Kassidy Mills 3 years

What works for one doesnt work for other try them out

Sue Ballard
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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.

Shawntae Tyson
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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.

Jerry Frederick
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Try things we know our bodies some weeks i miss methx

Sue Ballard
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It still wasn't enough I got put on Arava and humira too

Jerry Frederick
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How do you find Arvara

Sue Ballard
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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.

Sara Hutchinson
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Mine is hair loss

Sue Ballard 3 years

I took myself off plaquenil and it was a very good choice.

Jerry Frederick
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Why?

Kassidy Mills 3 years

I have no swelling on wrists and feet anymore. It's been about about a month now. The only thing I changed was that.

Jerry Frederick 3 years

Arava help so much but still wasn't enough

Jerry Frederick
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Now I'm on humira too

Jerry Frederick
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This is my treatment

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Jerry Frederick
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Looks like mine, minus shots... I get infusions at the hospital

Marie Hester 3 years

Right now it seems scary but trust me you'll look back and be thankful

Jerry Frederick 3 years

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.

Marie Hester 3 years

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....

Marie Hester
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I did get that!

Donna Sosa 3 years

Ok good! Take it!

Marie Hester 3 years

I hope it works for you

Jerry Frederick
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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!

Sue Franklin
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Have you thought of trying boswellia. I also see an alternative healer it helps long term x

Paul Emery
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It's not an overnight drug. It takes a while. Such is a nature of our disease and drugs used to halt it.

Sniezka Dillon
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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

Adrienne Locke
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