I've noticed the last week or so that whenever I first wake up my hands and feet are very puffy, swollen and tight. My hands in particular look like I've been Boxing and my knuckles are undefined because of the puffiness between them. My feet are similar and even my face feels hot and puffy - my hands are the most noticeable. The veins are then really sensitive so if the dog bumps into me it feels like I'm bruising.
I just woke up from a long afternoon nap (I've barely been able to stay awake since Wednesday!) and my hands were particularly swollen today and half an hour later they've just started to go back down and it's now just my wrists that's are sore.
Anyway - is this a side effect of methotrexate injections that others have had? I'm just wondering if it's something new that I need to get checked or if it's a side effect I'll start upping how much I drink to see if that helps flush it through. I do get really really thirsty with the mtx injections the first few days but then forget to drink so much after that which I need to be more aware of anyway.