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helend
helend Member Posts: 35
edited 14. Jan 2011, 12:44 in Living with Arthritis archive
Hi everybody hope you are all having some pain free days,Just a quick boast Today I injected myself for the first time with metotrexate.Boy did it hurt but it felt good to be helping myself control my RA. as always not all good got a row for not going for my blood checks. RA nurse checked last result two months ago and my inflammation was up.

I will phone doctor and make an appointment with nurse still trying to deny this damn RA illogical I know but keep telling myself it will some how just disappear one day if I dont make a fuss.

Thats my boast over.
Helend :oops: :oops:

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  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Well done, can't be an easy thing to have to come to terms with doing...

    :grin:
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    Cleo - 1996 to 2011. RIP
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    That's a big step, helend, and well done to you. I started doing my own meth recently (with a bit of a wobble, I must admit) but it's fine now. I prefer to do mine in my stomach: fewer nerve endings = less sting. The hospital always did it in my arm and that DID hurt. Now? Very little discomfort indeed. Keep up the good work and I hope it proves to be an effective treatment for you. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • julie47
    julie47 Member Posts: 6,041
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Well done helend
    I admire all you people who can jab themselves. It can't be easy. I wouldn't be able to do it a) cause hands are deformed B) which is more to the point....I am a wuss :lol:

    Take care
    Juliepf x
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 29,489
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Well done you Helen :grin:

    The girl dun gud eh?

    I am very impressed - take control of your life eh?

    Love

    Toni xx
  • Bookseverywhere
    Bookseverywhere Member Posts: 196
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Well done, Helend. I'm not sure I could do that. When I have my fortnightly injections taking blood from me and my bi-monthly injections for OA, I have to turn away: I just can't look.

    Best wishes,
    Kevin.
  • ironic
    ironic Member Posts: 2,361
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Helend,

    Well done you!! I am afraid I would be useless at injecting myself as like Kevin (Bookseverywhere) I have to look away when they take my bloods.

    Well impressed girl,
    Lv, Ix
  • nanarose
    nanarose Member Posts: 117
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Well done! I started self-injecting a couple of weeks ago, and I found it pretty easy I admit. I guess it helps when needles don't bother me, although I was a bit nervous making sure I did it right.

    Don't miss your blood tests though, they are important....enough of the preaching though! :wink:
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    I have to look away for bloods too, but that's mostly because of the red stuff. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben