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How Hard Is It Giving Yourself Methotrexate Shots? Anyone Gave A Bad Reaction?

How Hard Is It Giving Yourself Methotrexate Shots? Anyone Gave A Bad Reaction?

I took the oral twice and had severe stomach problems. Doctor says with the shot I won't have these problems, so I'm hoping she's right. I'm taking the folic acid also, as well as Hydroxychloroquin and Meloxicam. Anyone else have luck with these drugs?

A myRAteam Member said:

The methotrexate injection are easy to give yourself and you start to develop a routine
The needle is so fine you don’t feel it
Wash hands, with alcohol wipes wipe the top of vial, I always give the needle an extra twist to make sure it’s on tight, withdraw amount of med,getting out any bubbles, while in sitting position I put one hand just above knee,one hand below hip, this whole outside area of thigh is your target area.cleanse spot, bunch of spot chosen with 2 fingers and with other hand at a slight angle take needle and like a dart aim for area, Stabilize needle with your 2 fingers that are holding skin,hold needle in place and inject With other hand and withdraw, doesn’t burn,avoid veins cause you’ll bruise. Always rotate sides each injection, right leg,next time left.way i remember cap on vial doing right cap off doing left
You can also use sites on abdomen
I do my injections in the bathroom after a shower sitting on the toilet with lid closed
You’ll be taught how to do the injections and you’ll be just fine
You got this!

posted 10 days ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I also do the metho shots. Using a diabetic needle works well.

posted 5 days ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I was on injections of methotraxate which I gave myself. But have since been moved to another drug. My older sister has to have it by shot as she has a colostomy bag and she needs instant absorption. But she uses the new needle that is preloaded and looks and operates like an Epee pen. I don't know the spelling.

posted 9 days ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I don't do injections of methotrexate. I take the folic acid and hydro as well. I've been on them for a long time. They help but, you have to make sure you take them at the same time every day. I have switched from Humeria to Embrel. Not liking having to inject myself let alone 2x per week.

posted 9 days ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I’ve been taking methotrexate on and off for about 10 years. I have also found the injection to have less side affects than the tablets. The folic acid also helps with some of the symptoms of the methotrexate.

posted 10 days ago
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