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Methotrexate Pills Or Shot Question

Methotrexate Pills Or Shot Question

Has anyone stopped using Methotrexate pills and gone to the Rasuvo (methotrexate) injection shots? If so have you notice any difference?

A myRAteam Member said:

The injections were a big improvement over the pills. Easier too.

posted over 3 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

i did Otrexup shots and found it was too strong for me --- my liver enzymes were through the roof! AST and ALT #s were in the 600s and 400s..... had to come off the shots and the pills....currently, taking a break from Methotrexate after 25 yrs.
i have been on Gabapentin too....for nerve pain ---got off that too...made me sleepy

posted over 3 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

@A myRAteam Member I don't have that issues with the pills and have been on and off for awhile. I guess I will see what's better.

posted over 3 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

@A myRAteam Member A high dose of mtx pills was really hard to manage. Nausea, burning, upsets with digestion. Shots bypassed all that, doc recommended, and it was worth getting over shot phobia.

posted over 3 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Hi there! I used to take Methotrexate—first pills, then injections. This was about 10-15 years ago, but I remember the injections seemed to work better for me. However, Methotrexate stopped working once I got older (into my mid-late teens) and I had to start drugs like Enbrel and Orencia. That was honestly fine for me because Methotrexate gave me horrible nausea (hope that isn't the case for you).

Are you having doubts about using injections? Have the pills stopped working for you? Wishing you the very best with finding the right medicine!

posted over 3 years ago
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