I don’t have RA but ANCA associated vasculitis. Have posted on vasculitis forum but as a lot of you guys on here are on MTX thought I’d give this a go too!
Just wondering if anybody needed to take some time off work when initially starting MTX? My first dose was on Wednesday 15mg tablets, following advice took them before My evening meal in the hope I sleep off most of the side effects. Now I know I’m pretty sensitive to meds but I woke around 2am and felt like id been run over by a bulldozer. Didn’t feel much better all that day. Come Friday side effects eased a bit ( nausea headache and feeling less spaced out) but not enough where I felt safe enough to drive. This morning I still have a headache and feeling a bit woozy.
How long do theses last 4 days time I have to take them again 😫.
Now I’m thinking about work luckily I took Thur/Fri as leave but I don’t think I can work on those days at the moment unless next time around it’s better! Has anyone else needed some time off or am I being a whus? ( also take folic acid 3x a week).
I am due to commence the injections in a couple of weeks and hear they have less side effects?
Anyone’s experiences & advice would be welcomed.