I'm 18 and have suffered from psoriasis on my scalp, belly button and other patches here and there for about 16 years and in the last 3 years I was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis in both my knees.
I've been on methotrexate for 2 years and I now dread the thought of taking it. So I was wondering about the injection that you get? I'm such a big scaredy of needles and even thinking about this is worrying me😂
Is the injection a good move or bad one?
I’m about to start injections, just waiting for it to get delivered. I was on sulphasalazine before but didn’t see any difference in symptoms. They said methotrexate was the next step but as I want another baby they wouldn’t be me on it, hope the injections work, and the device (pen) is so easy to use.
I have PsA and started with MTX tablets, which my body did not utilize or metabolize well. My Mayo Clinic doctor suggested I ask my Rheumy about injections, which I did use (25mg) for almost 2 years, during the time I was taking Humira. After a time, I quit taking MTX because of ongoing infections and bronchitis. (MTX injections go right into the system vs the pills which have to go through the GI system and are less easily absorbed. The injections were very easy, no pain, and had less side effects than the pills.
I was Methrotrexate tables for years and then was switched to te plunger things, my psorias improved to its gone now. Wish the psa would, I take Methrotrexate and Humira
The pens are very easy to use. The biologic medications are very expensive to the tune of over $1800. Canadian for each set used at one time. I have had good results, but then things seem to stop working. I'm trying again and hoping for things to improve. If not, I'm going the naturopathic route by eliminating glutens, dairy and nightshade veggies. I will also stay off red meat and port. It's about time! No artificial additives, deli meats with sodium nitrate, etc.
I am a big chicken liver when it comes to needles. My doctor had to back off the dose of my Methotrexate because my liver enzymes were elevated. After a while at the lower dose my pain skyrocketed. My doctor started me on the Humira pens and my husband has to do the injections for me. When I initially started taking it in June my pain started to get better after about 2 weeks but then I got sick the same day. I ended up with a bad sinus infection and had to stop the injections to find the infection. That took two rounds of antibiotics and a full month. Now since I have restarted the Humira (also had to stop taking the methotrexate as well) it took longer before it started to work and hasn´t started working as well as it did before yet. It could also be because my Fibromyalgia has been flaring up too because it has been snowing a lot. I´m hoping to start feeling better soon and I really hope I will get used to the injections and be able to do them for myself.
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