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Old 11-20-2003, 01:12 PM   #1
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No energy, Moody, Achy, anyone else feel sooo bad?

Hi Guys,

I was just wondering if any of you are also taking pain medication with the Methotrexate? I am on the once/a/week injections and the day after, I feel pretty blah. The Rheumy presribed Lortab 7.5/500 to take as needed but I have been on them for a few years now off and on and I don't feel like they are working as well as they once were.

For example. I got my shot in my arm last night before bed. I wasn't asleep 2 hours when I woke up chilling, my head was hurting, I was achy and I headed straight for the Lortab. I took 2 and went back to bed....within an hour, I was right back up, my whole body was aching and just plain jittery and creepy crawly so I took another one and an Ativan and slept for about 3 more hours and now I've been up since 5:00. This is NO good with a 22 month old who will be ready to go at about 8:30 . I need to try and convince them that I need something else to take. I would like to try one of the patches or something that I didn't have to take so often. I also have NO energy. Any suggestions there ??

Honestly, I am so sick and tired of feeling so bad and being so damn cranky and irritable. My husband makes me mad at the drop of a hat and so does everyone else. I've got to get a handle on this, it's ruining my life. Are any of you taking anti-depressants as well? It's the Holidays, my absolute favorite time of year and I can't be this way, I won't be this way, I need help guys. If so, I'd love to hear from all of you about your experiences, any advice would be so greatly appreciated, I'm soooo sad right now.

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Melissa

 
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Old 11-20-2003, 04:23 PM   #2
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Re: No energy, Moody, Achy, anyone else feel sooo bad?

Hey Melissa,

Can you take Prednisone? Maybe you could take pred while you are on the methotrexate.. it would certainly help a bit for sure. I am on oxycontin with my meds to help with pain, it helps wonderfully for me but it has a bad name because of drug users. It does work good because it is slow released over a 12 hour period. I also take oxycodone for quick release to keep up with the pain. I sleep well, feel a lot better with it! I know how you feel though, its so very frustrating when the meds arent working. It just takes time- which is really tough.. but you will get through it I swear! I am sending you big hugs. Take care!!

~Angelic

 
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