Methotrexate side effect duration
I took my first dose of Methoject 10mg today at the hospital, with the guidance of the Rheumy Nurse around lunchtime. The injection itself was painless, with only some very mild itching/burning at the injection site for a couple of mins after. Within 20 to 30 mins I started to feel queasy and light headed (on the bus I thought I would vomit). I came home planning to work from home, but by 2.30pm I knew that would not be possible, nausea and dizziness got pretty bad (tolerable when lying down, worse when I sit or stand - at it’s worse when I move). I’m now in bed with stomach cramps (had a horrendous cramps, followed by a very bad bought of diarrhoea around 4.30). I have been prescribed folic acid to be taken the day after the injections once a week.
My plan going forward is to do the injection just before bed on a Monday evening, in the hopes I don’t feel the full effects because I’m asleep. My question to those on Methotrexate , is do these symptoms ease up over time, or am I destined to feel horrendous every time I have to take my injection? Also, how long do these symptoms last and if you get the tiredness the day after, again how long does last and does it get better with time?
I know everyone’s is different, and some may not have any symptoms, and others many, but just trying to understand what it will be like for me going forward as I’m feeling a bit sorry for myself and wishing medication was not my only option to stop the progression of this disease.
thanks very much
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