Just taken my first dose of Methotrexate and sitting here waiting to throw up, have a convulsion or my hair to fall out.!
Was going to take it yesterday but had a busy day and daughter admitted to the maternity assessment unit for observation but was let out last night so I bottled it. Any excuse really but tonight I have taken the bull by the horns and finally done it. Hubby was not keen for me to take it after he saw the possible side effects and said he wouldn't and would rather suffer the pain. I can understand to some extent but unless you have had the constant pain, sleepless nights, fatigue and become more dependant on others as there is so much you cannot do it must be difficult to understand why anyone would take these meds.
Daughter is due to give birth in the next 2-4 weeks( 2 on her dates but 4 if you go by the dating scan) I can't see her going much longer as she has so much swelling and high blood pressure and protein in her urine, got 2 appointments this week for blood pressure check and another scan, so on constant alert as I am going to be present at the birth alongside her hubby.
mum and dad are still needing support and an uncle has been admitted to hospital and is to have emergency surgery soon.
Mother in law was in hospital and passed away 2 weeks ago and we had the funeral last week
Still managing to work for the agency but have struggled on the wards but have found some different areas to work in and am currently doing shifts on a phone advice line which I am really enjoying and find much easier physically as not on my feet all day
Hopefully all that I have going on at the moment will take my mind off the drugs and I wont be looking for the side effects.
wishing you all relief from your symptoms and take care