I was wondering how many of you are on the mtx injections, as opposed to the pills. I've been experiencing a great deal of upper and lower GI issues since starting the mtx. MTX works great on my joints, but am I destroying my GI tract with it? I've taken aciphex for years, supplemented with zantac 150 every night. Nowadays, I find myself popping tums and extra zantac to take care of the same problem. Lower GI issues too, for a few days after my mtx dose. Lower GI is not as troublesome, though, as upper GI stuff. I know that mtx is available in injection form and was wondering what the qualifying criteria are for the injectables.
Thanks for any info.
Current dx: Rheumatoid Arthritis
Suspected dx: UCTD/Early Lupus
Current Meds: Enbrel, Plaquenil, Aciphex, Ultracet, Zyrtec, Allavert-D, Zantac, Tylenol PM
Past Meds: Relafen, Vioxx, Mobic, Voltaren, Sulfasalazine, Entocort, Prednisone, Humira, Reglan