Thursday, 30 January 2014

Methotrexate Progression

So in my last arthritis based post several months ago, I had just started to use Methotrexate injections and I was hoping that this would finally be the right treatment to get me back to normal. Well.. it was! (Although I will never go back to exactly how I was). 

I inject myself in my leg with 20mg of Methotrexate every Friday morning and have done for the past 7 or 8 months now. After a month or so I started to feel much better and by about 2 or 3 months I was almost completely symptom free!

Things that have improved since using methotrexate injections:
  • Like I mentioned above, I am practically symptom free! I no longer need crutches, wrist supports etc, I can walk normally again and best of all, I am no longer in pain. I have met people since starting the injections and they haven't even noticed that I have arthritis.
  • My psoriasis has completely gone, not once mark left anywhere!
  • My tiredness levels have massively improved. I can make it to the end of the day without really struggling, whereas I was previously exhausted by 2pm each day. I do still need extra sleep at the weekends and sometimes have a Saturday afternoon nap too, but through the week there is  definite improvement.
  • General every day life - I feel like I have my normal life back, which is all I really wanted!
  • I am no longer on any other form of medication, I just have one injection and one folic acid tablet per week compared to the 15 pills a day I was one at one point!
  • I have managed to lose the stone of weight that I put on while on steriods.
All of these improvements have been fantastic, and something I wasn't sure would ever happen!




2 comments:

  1. Bravo! What a wonderful improvement! I'm happy that you've found something that works :)

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  2. Wow! That's a fantastic improvement! I'm so happy you've found a treatment that works so well for you: You e definagely found "your" drug haha.

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