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Methotrexate information
AutoimmuneLady posted:
Hi All,
I'm hearing lots of people complaining about the side effects of taking this drug. I've only been taking it for a month now. Just a heads up- my rheumatologist put me on an injection form to avoid all the GI issues. I give myself the injection once a week. So, far- there hasn't been any GI issues at all, and the doctor doesn't think there will be, since it isn't digested in that manner. I hope this helps, and perhaps your physicians will consider this option for you.
Keep me wishes to everyone!
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Byroney_WebMD_Staff responded:
Dear AutoimmuneLady,

Thank you for sharing your experience. I've seen other members post that the injections worked well for them when they had stomach issues.

I always encourage people to check back with their doctors to see if there different forms of the same medicine, or different types of medication to discuss as options.

Best wishes,

Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there. ~Will Rogers
sickandtiredofbeingsick responded:
I too am on metho by injection for the past year. Occasionally I do feel nauseous the day after my injection, thus my rheumy prescribed compazine or generic as;prochlorperazine 10mg. for the GI issues. It works. It slows things down and I may feel sleepy. But the G.I. issues disappear.

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