Well I had my injection and first training session on friday gone. Went well as in the injection itself was just a slight prick, but the mtx fluid stung for about 60-90 seconds afterwards and was the worse part of it. I think it stings because of the viscosity (thickness of the fluid) as it disipates through the sub cutaneous tissue!
I believe I can do the injections as the stinging does not last long and maybe in time I will get use to it. For the needle phobics like myself, its better than giving bloods, similar to this yr's flu jab, we can cope with it - just!
Most if not all of my previous symptoms experienced on mtx tabs have dissappeared. It seems I do not have nausea, diarrhoea, stomach cramps & queaziness. I get a slight headache within an hour of the injection and I alsos feel extremely tired. Possible still have loose stools - but much reduced.
In fact the worse symptom is extreme fatigue. I slept all of friday, including the night. was able to do something on saturday morning then returned to bed as I still felt extremely tired and slept all of saturday and nite as well. Missed sunday dinner as I could not wake up and I am still sleeping during the days and nites today and today is wednesday. Admittedly I am not as tired as the wkend, then I could not keep my eyes open. It's not only the tiredness, its also I feel so drained of energy and cannot do anything.
Is this normal for the injections?? I should say that I have been put onto 20mg inj mtx from 15 tabs. Also started my step down in steroids this wk. All the remaining swelling and heat in my hands have been reduced to near normal especially the swelling thats now gone. I feel good inside, just really tired and lack of energy. When will this feeling of extreme fatigue pass?
Thanks for listening,