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Date: 10.03.2010
From: Abbie

Subject: Mtx injections start tomorrow!

Hi Guys just looking for a bit of feedback really. The IV nurse is coming out to me tomorrow to show me how to do my first mtx injection. I'm really nervous. Not nervous about actually doing it but about any side effects I may get as I've heard mixed things. Does anyone here have mtx injections and If yes did u have any side effects at first? On mtx pills but take half weds and half sun coz of side effects but obviously injection will be all the dose in one again. Thanks! Abbie
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Date: 10.03.2010
From: karen

Subject: Re: Mtx injections start tomorrow!

hi i waqs just goin ask the same i start injections tomorrow as tablets havent worked so they said injections should start straight away am really nervous as scard of side effects
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Date: 10.03.2010
From: shaz

Subject: Re: Mtx injections start tomorrow!

hi guys i been on mtx injections now for 10wks and once they get the dose sorted its alot better then tabs,i was tabs before and the side effects was terrible have to admit it took a while before they sorted a doseage out that suited me but now i doing ok the sickness has stopped still get tired and the headache the morning after but nowhere near as bad as i was on the pills still cant tolerate 25mg though so settled on 22mg, i do my injection last thing on sunday nite so sleep through most of the side effects
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Date: 10.03.2010
From: Sally

Subject: Re: Mtx injections start tomorrow!

Good luck with injections Abbie and Karen
Sally xx
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Date: 11.03.2010
From: Abbie

Subject: Re: Mtx injections start tomorrow!

Thanks Sally! Hi Shaz, thanks for getting back. I'm being started on 15mg so hopefully will be ok then. Will be having it today about midday coz that's when the nurse is coming but If bedtime is better, maybe i'll do it then next week. I'll keep u all posted as to how it goes. Thanks again Abbie XXX
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Date: 11.03.2010
From: karen

Subject: Re: Mtx injections start tomorrow!

hi had mine today started at 25 and nurse did it but next week i got to do it so will see how i go on
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Date: 11.03.2010
From: Jill

Subject: Re: Mtx injections start tomorrow!

yes good luck gals, im still on MTX tabs, but on Enbrel injections 50mg weekly, like u, I dread doing it, but ok after, I remember when Shaz was so so ill on mTX tabs, but the dosage was very high, Shaz so happy for u that u r coping better on the 22 injections...I was on `17.5 MTX tabs, but whilst i was ill, didnt take MTX for 9 weeks or so, and guess what, my Nutrilfils r better, am 1.9, but on 17.5 it went up to .9..very bad, normal range 4 ppl NOT on MTX is 2,5-7.0, so i was very llow, so nurse told me to keep at 15MTX, at the end of the day tab MTX and injections is the same Medicine tho, I wonder y the injections work better? is it beco it bypasses the tum doing the injections?

Was told by my Bio Nurse that onve a person gets Gastritis, means ive got it for life, if I dont take the omeprazole for life, Gastritis(inflamed stomach lining will come back, Ive looked up Gastritis on google, cant see anywhere that it sdays its a lifetime illness!, cant take much more rotten condtions,,,anyway good luck gals, keep us ninformed, might do the MTX injections myself x Jill
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Date: 11.03.2010
From: Abbie

Subject: Re: Mtx injections start tomorrow!

Well my nurse finally turned up 3hrs late and was so not a people person. I did it and survived lol leg hurt/stung for ages after, extreme tiredness but Only slightly nauseous which i'm so pleased about. How are u doing Karen?
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