Hi, i’m 18 yo and i have RA since 2015 and currently i take humira and methotrexate. I take methotrexate every two weeks (i know the usual dose is everyweek, but i was losing my hair and the decided this way) as well as humira, but i dont wanna take methotrexate anymore because i can’t cope with the side effect. I usually take my dose on friday night, on the saturday i have REALLY bad nausea (if i eat i puke) and headaches, on the sunday i ALWAYS faint and my mom carries me in another room and make me eat something calorie dense with sugar water until i feel better and i can sit on a chair on my own. Useless to say, i stay the whole time in my bed because i can’t do anything, but i guess you figured that out by yourself.
Now i know that the combination humira + mtx is more effective and everything, i know the risks but i really can’t keep on like this. My mom always get angry at me because i never wanna do the injection, but i really CAN’T. Those 2 days every two weeks are too much to take, everytime i faint i feel like i’m gonna die. I don’t have any problems with humira, i’d like to just take that alone... i don’t know what to do... my rheumatologist doesn’t want me to stop mtx and i get it, 2 years ago i was basically paralyzed from my RA. But as i said, i know the risks and i understand that i can get worse. In that case i’ll star taking mtx on the IMMEDIATE but right now i’m wondering if it’s really that necessary going through THAT every two weeks.