I'm miserable every time I take methotrexate injections. The side effects are 3x worse than morning sickness. If I move, my mouth gets watery and my head spins. I'm constantly drinking ginger, peppermint, turmeric and cinnamon tea, and sometimes I add garlic. I have tried charcoal tea also. Not a good taste. There has to be another way to deal with these damn side effects. Or a better way to manage RA.
Is it vertigo that's bothering you or nausea?
Cannabis can definitely help with nausea. Can you take Dramamine or something similar after your visit?
I do and it doesn't seem to help.
You do both?
I haven't tried cannabis in awhile. İ dont like the affects.
I felt that way on Enbrel. The day after the injection I felt like I had the flu. It was like clock work every Tuesday. I stopped taking it a few weeks ago and feel so much better. How long have you been on it?
I've been on injections for almost 2 years. And it's the same symptoms every week.
Oh no. I had to stop taking them a few weeks ago because I had a cold and now I’m thinking I’m not going back on. I use Sativa drops when I’m feeling crappy
I never heard of Saliva drops. I'll have to look into it.
I meant Sativa
Did doc tell you to take folic acid? It helps some people. Hope you get some relief asap.
Yes. I'm taking folic acid and plaquenil
And nausea pills also
It affected me the same way... Had to get off it?
Did your rheumy put you on something else?
That's exactly how I was when I was on the injection. I missed class every single day after I had to take my dose because I couldn't stand up from the nausea and dizziness. Did you already try the pills? I tried lots of meds and they all made me feel horrible so I stopped taking everything.
I used to take Humors and was always sick. Now my Dr wants to increase my dose. Says when I take pills not enough of the medicine is getting in my system because my inflammation was not under control.
How have you been since stopping all meds?
Kathy Pettit I feel much better so far. Still could use some improvement but much much better. I have been doing intermittent fasting and eliminated dairy, grains, sugar, and nightshades. I take lots of epson salt baths and have a heated blanket for the cold. If I'm feeling pain (which is not as severe or often as it used to be) i take some cbd products or some Tylenol. But overall, I've had to use way less pain meds and have been feeling a lot better.
Ha! Exactly the same as what im doing - only im also using Frankincense oils in a diffuser
What is that oil? What is it good for?
IDK. I moved out of a mold infested apt, stopped talking to my toxic family, and take CBD oil every day. I haven't used my methotrexate for a couple months. Fingers crossed I can stay off it.
Good job- go you.
Yes!!!! I hate those injections!!!! They made me throw up and lose my hair
I thought my Fri was feeling thin
It's sad when meds are making you sick as well.
Have you noticed if any particular food makes symptoms better/worse? I was recently diagnosed with RA and just started methotrexate injections last week.
Ginger is good for nausea. In any form. Tea, ale, capsule! I think I had MXtx in pill form. No side affects.
I have all of it. I use so much ginger, I need additional storage space. Lol
I take mtx pill form with 15 MG prescription folic acid 12 hours later. Been on mtx 5 months and fa for 3. I was finally doing well until a couple weeks ago. Last night took my mtx and was very sick all night with diarrhea, nausea and vertigo. I'm still recovering. I've decided I don't ever want to go through that again so stopping mtx. I'm back to exploring options. Going to eat even healthier and look into low dose naltrexone. I relate to what you feel and hope you find relief.