I have been on methotrexate injections (20 mg) for RA for about 3 years, and I have always had a lot of trouble the day after injection night with tiredness, brain fog, joint discomfort and generally feeling awful. I inject on Saturday nights, and then am pretty much useless on Sundays. I have found that drinking lots of water on injection day and lots of snacking the day after can help, but I still feel like I am losing a 7th of my life to side effects.
My most recent rheumy appointment was with a new rheumatologist, and when I mentioned the trouble I was having he seemed surprised. I currently take Metoject methotrexate, and he said that there is another brand, and sometimes people react differently to the two, that switching might help my side effects. Trouble is, I can't remember the name of the other brand!
Does anyone know any alternative brands of subcutaneous methotrexate, available in the UK? Also, does anyone have any experience with the differences between them, both in terms of side effects and efficacy?
Thanks for your help