Thanks for posting to my previous post. My first shot of Methotrextrate was last Monday evening and it was 25mg in the arm. The only side effects I felt were, late that night my left hand was really sore and throbbing and I had to put ice packs on it to make it feel better. Then on Tuesday evening, almost 24 hours after the shot was administered, I got very very nauseous. This lasted about 2-3 hours and then I went to bed and was fine Wednesday. I've been fine ever since except for occasional bouts of nausea that come and go kind of quickly.
This is the only drug I am currently on for my Sjogren's, along with my folic acid. I did not tolerate the Plaquenil well at all.
I take everyday a Multivitamin, a Folic Acid pill, a Biotin pill (for hair), Clonidine (for blood pressure), Topomax (for migraine headaches) and Lortab (for pain).
I sure hope these injections start to make me feel better. And to be honest, I wouldn't mind if they made my appetite go away either
. I could stand to lose about 30 or 40 lbs and am having a very hard time doing it on my own because of the Sjogren's and the sore achy muscles and so own and I know there's probably nothing I can take over the counter to suppress my appetite so we'll see. Who know's, once I start feeling better, maybe I can get back into my walking regime again...that would be fantastic
Well guys, anymore advice or support would be wonderful to hear.
Take care and talk to you soon,