Methotrexate Injections

Methotrexate is a treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis. The standard way forward when you are diagnosed with RA is that your Rheumatologist will run you through a set of medications

  1. Hydroxychloroquine
  2. Methotrexate 15mg orally
  3. Methotrexate injections
  4. Humera

I’ve currently progressed to the Methotrexate Injections

Meth Injection

The manufacturer has a website with a video of how to use it :

It was almost painless to use, much less painful that the sumatriptan injectors for migraines that I used to use. I did feel odd afterwards and was glad that I was in bed, the next day, Tuesday was nauseous and Wednesday was the usual migraine and generalised pain ( 4-6/10 ). Better by Friday I hope.

This is a 15mg injection, this should start to have an impact on my inflammatory markers ( ESR and CRP ) soon, but I have to keep an eye on liver breakdown protein to make sure that my liver does not take too much damage ( it can regenerate ? ). My Rheumatologist will increase the methotrexate injection amount as necessary. Blood tests every 2 weeks.

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