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I have just taken delivery of my first batch of methotrexate injections. Nurse is coming on Wednesday to show me how to use them. Its all a bit daunting isnt it when you open the box and there's a sharps bin and spills kit along with plasters. Still a bit uncertain about the re ordering process sounded very complicated. Still if it does the trick it will be worth it

xxx

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Well, receiving a parcel is usually exciting, & it is in a way. I'm sure once you're shown how to inject it will soon become second nature. Hopefully you'll not need the spills kit or the plasters, never had to use either myself. It sound as though your GP won't prescribing them for you & they'll be supplied by Healthcare at Home or similar. I can't help there I'm afraid as my GP signs off my scripts & I just collect them from my local pharmacy but maybe someone who has them delivered will be able to help.

I hope you find injecting better than tablets & you get to that A!

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Thanks I am hopeful they will do the trick. xxxx

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Yes, it is a bit daunting when you first get the kit but, once you get the hang of it, it's easy and practically painless. I hope the metoject gives you the same improvement as I got.

J

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Hi, good luck with the injections. I was fortunate enough to tolerate the tablets but was just as anxious about taking them. All i can say is they have worked really well with not too many side effects. Compared to 18 months ago my mobility is amazing and the pain is very much tolerable. I just hope they keep working.

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I have been fine on the tablets but they are not doing what they should. So this is the next step.

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Never used spills kit or plasters. The rubber gloves come in handy when decorating though. The metoject really is quick and painless. Embrace it. All the best.

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I’m on oral methotrexate, but have Benepali injections. I was a bit anxious at first, now I find its easy. I don’t use wipes, or plasters, I do get the injection to room temperature, need to check dose, correct medication , expiry date, I believe if it’s a needle injection you pinch the skin, with a pen type injection like I’m on, been told to stretch the skin a bit. Good luck, I’m sure it will be fine.

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