Injections☺: Saw my consultant this week and they are... - NRAS


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Saw my consultant this week and they are now putting me on methotrexate injections. I have an appointment with the nurses in two weeks to see how to do it. I can't wait as being sick and tired for three days out of seven is no fun. Also have had my prednisolone extended as joints are really swollen, I no longer have a job but with the pip I get we are managing for money. I do miss speaking to workmates although I won't miss the back handed comments. My son and his fiance are coming to visit this weekend (he lives about 3hours away) ,I haven't seen him for a couple of months so really looking forward to seeing him. I hope everyone is keeping warm now the colder weather is coming, sorry for the various rambling as you can tell I don't get out much. 🎃

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It sounds as though we have a lot in common. I'm at the hospital on Tuesday to be taught how to inject because the MTX tabs give me permanent nausea and I could cry from tiredness. I hope you really enjoy your son's and his fiancée's visit. It's rotten when they live so far away and I'm lucky my son has just moved nearer. Hugs


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Tiggerlkr in reply to Gnarli

Thanks for the reply,good luck for Tuesday. Was lovely seeing them,will be seeing them next in December so not to long to wait. Enjoy your weekend.☺

All the best with the changeover, I hope you find them more tolerable. I've been on them 7 years & the weekly jab has become second nature. One thing I do which may help you too is when I get my month's worth is to write R or L on each. It helps me remember which side to do that week. I inject into my tum, it's the way I was shown but others inject into their thigh. I tried this once but I bruise so easily & found it painful to be honest so reverted to my tum.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend with your son & his fiancé.

Thanks for your reply,that's a great tip about writing l&r on the boxes. Enjoy your weekend☺

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Joy_1 in reply to nomoreheels

Great tip re L&R nomoreheels. It took me a month before I figured that one out.

I inject into my tum as well. I too tried the thigh but it was v painful.

I have been told by a couple of RA folk that a nice fatty bit is best - I totally agree!

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nomoreheels in reply to Joy_1

Haha! Glad I could help.

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