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#436893 - 03/25/11 08:37 PM Re: Gave myself my mtx shot first time today [Re: mom2many]
WendyR Offline


Registered: 12/23/08
Posts: 5231
Loc: BC, Canada
I just did mine tonight and it went well!
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#436969 - 03/26/11 04:08 PM Re: Gave myself my mtx shot first time today [Re: WendyR]
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Registered: 07/05/10
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How is your nausea? Is it getting better?
I hope it is getting better.

I'm feeling a wee bit better.

Take care,
Sheri
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#436999 - 03/26/11 06:51 PM Re: Gave myself my mtx shot first time today [Re: ValsMum]
WendyR Offline


Registered: 12/23/08
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Yes - hugely improved - haven't had nausea since switching to the injection.
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#437010 - 03/26/11 08:06 PM Re: Gave myself my mtx shot first time today [Re: WendyR]
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Registered: 04/27/02
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Wonderful, that's such great news Wendy! smile

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#437012 - 03/26/11 08:55 PM Re: Gave myself my mtx shot first time today [Re: mig]
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Thanks, Mig!
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#437220 - 03/28/11 01:25 PM Re: Gave myself my mtx shot first time today [Re: WendyR]
Michelle70605 Offline
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Registered: 11/14/07
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That's great Wendy, I've been waiting to see how well it worked for you before making the switch...thanks for keeping us posted on this!... hugss
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#437561 - 03/30/11 10:20 PM Re: Gave myself my mtx shot first time today [Re: Michelle70605]
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Thanks again for posting your progress with this Wendy...as soon as you reported good success with it, I called my rheumy and it was called Monday, Walgreen's says it should be in tomorrow...and it's only $2 more than the oral MTX...I'm thrilled at the prospect of not having to deal with this anymore, 'twas making my life h@##...the way it was yours, you're my hero of the week!! grin
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#437563 - 03/30/11 10:55 PM Re: Gave myself my mtx shot first time today [Re: Michelle70605]
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I really hope it works for you Michelle. My supply of syringes, needles, prep pads and a sharps container arrived yesterday so I'm all set to do it myself at home on Friday.
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#437569 - 03/31/11 02:30 AM Re: Gave myself my mtx shot first time today [Re: WendyR]
JamesB Offline
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Registered: 07/17/03
Posts: 2954
Loc: Northwest Ohio
Hi Wendy,
So this is where you put your MTX post. I was looking around and couldn't find it at first. smile

Injecting yourself gets easier to do each time you do it. I try to go slow with the poking, but not too slow. For me it seems that going too slow makes it harder to get it over with, and sometimes it makes it hurt more in the process. I'm not brave enough to do it quickly either, so that isn't going to work for me lol.

As you already know I have started up on MTX injections too. I didn't get an appointment to teach me how to do the injections this time, because I used to take MTX injections before, plus I have a little bit of experience elsewhere (enbrel). I think I could have used an extra appointment to remind me how to do it though, just to refresh my memory. It didn't help any when my prescription is in milliliters but they gave me cubic centimeter syringes to use, so I had to use the power of the internet to convert my dosage into cc's. Reading your replies to me has helped alot too.

I told myself not to say anything this early because I have a bad habit of jinxing myself, but I think the MTX is actually helping. My stubborn psoriasis on my hands looks like it is finally starting to clear up more than it ever has. I'm still about as stiff and sore as usual, but I think it is knocking down the heavier amounts of inflammation, like the swelling in my knee. So far I've had 2 injections (1cc then 20cc) of MTX with no reactions so far. Next week I'll start my full dose of 40cc (.4ml).

Good luck on the Methotrexate,
Take care,
James


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#437755 - 04/01/11 11:57 AM Re: Gave myself my mtx shot first time today [Re: WendyR]
Tinkerbell Offline
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Registered: 02/04/10
Posts: 1524
Loc: Fairyland
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Yes - hugely improved - haven't had nausea since switching to the injection.


Great news, Wendy! cheerleader

You are quite the trend-setter!!! Lots of people seem to be interested in these shots and are giving it a go!
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