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I saw the rheumy today and a lot of my original symptoms are popping back up along with some new ones. It's been a year and a half since I started plaquenil and he wants me to make the decision whether to start methotrexate or not. We both decided that if I do, it would be the injections because I just can't tolerate pills much anymore and there is a question as to whether or not I'm absorbing them anyway. From what I've read while searching through this forum it seems that people are quite happy with it. I guess I just wanted to ask again ya'lls opinion of the side effects verses the benefits ... I know it's been asked before... but I think confirmation for myself would make me more comfortable.
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Do it ... Southern Belle Brenda. Anything is worth the try. I personally have been on the injections for about 9 months now, no regrets. At first , the day after or next day were wash outs ie: lots of fatique, and achy, so I do my weekly jab on Tuesdays. But now I usually don't have an after effect from the injection...I have other issues that take precedent so to speak. haha.

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Yes, absolutely, try it. The eight pills I took didn't help nearly as much as the injections. They are said to be 20-30% more effective and I found that to be true. Since it bypasses your stomach altogether you shouldn't have any issues there. My problem with it is, because it works better, it also gave me a side effect I didn't have before...cold sores. It's suppressing my immune system enough to make them come out. I'm hoping to wean of the MTX once the Imuran kicks in to see if I can stop the cold sores, but if not, I'll be happy to go back to the MTX injections. It really did work for me.
 

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Hello Brenda
I know it has helped lots of people and many find the injections preferable. Folic acid is pretty well universally prescribed to help reduce side effects. I hope it helps you

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Hey Brenda,

I haven't tried metho injections personally but know someone with lupus who's on them and they've helped with most symptoms greatly. I think quite a few people on the forum are on metho shots too!

Best of luck with them! Hope they help you loads :)

:grouphug2:

Zoi
 
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