So I was all happy yesterday as I did my metoject injection Thursday night and other than not getting much sleep as usual I didn't get any of the side effects I usually get on Friday. Then bam! Last night my hips were in so much pain, my face burning, hands and feet swollen and real trouble sleeping. This morning I'm absolutely exhausted, keep going hot and then really shivery, I have a very upset stomach and I can't stop being sick or retching now that my stomach is totally empty. My hips and knuckles are hurting like hell. I'm feeling very weak and light headed. Horrendous acid which is making my mouth water so much and weirdly making my jaw ache.
So I'm pretty sure it's a flare. mixed with the mtx reaction being delayed. Always on a weekend! Annoyingly I was meant to be going to the football today for the first time in a while and was really looking forward to it whereas now all I will be doing this afternoon is sleeping.
I know rest is the first thing on my list but what do other people find help with flares? And any hints for nausea and sickness? I've just taken some gaviscon which has helped slightly with the acid and retching but now my stomach is so empty it's griping at me so any other hints greatly appreciated.
We are on a 4 night break from Monday so going to take it really easy next week and then see about getting some anti nausea meds when I get back. Might also push for a depo injection - I know they want to see how the mtx does but there's a limit on how long I can cope without it so I may have to start begging on that one!