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   Posted 2/17/2008 3:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Morning all
well its been almost 3 months ive not had my methotrexate injection and surprisingly enough ive not been admitted! :-) got quite a few problems going on right now especially with my periods being eractic and quite painful so it was discussed because i have had a few problems with the ward where i receive my methotrexate that i now switch to oral methotrexate and that it would cause me less stress and that it would certainly make my life a lot easier i had a consultation appointment due on friday but i could not attend due to being in bed with my period which have been happening for a few months now sad .
Anyway because my last blood test was done in november i got my bloods done because i was deathly white the doctor thinks i may be anaemic due to my periods being rather heavy and she has now written a letter to my consultant explaining the problems im having with my periods and that its making me so ill and that it would be best if i were to go on oral methotrexate!
Do you still have to take your folic acid and have weekly bloods done for the 1st month?I was on 15mg of methotrexate intramuscular will it still be the same dosage for oral?i know the methotrexate is working because i havent been in hospital for 14 months now :-) im just tired of being ill all the time due to my imune system being low sad   us cronnies are never happy are we!

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   Posted 2/17/2008 7:11 AM (GMT -6)   
My understanding is that the oral methotrexate is not as effective and very prone to creating some pretty rough nausea. This is NOT meant to discourage you and I would hope that it will work for you w/o problems but thought I would point this out. Especially that it is reported to NOT be as EFFECTIVE. I have no personal experience w/methotrexate. Good luck and God bless!
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   Posted 2/17/2008 7:34 AM (GMT -6)   
hi crohnie
i have been on oral methotrexate before but was taken off it because i had a flare up it was while i was admitted in november they decided to put me on injections ive never really had a problem with methotrexate or the side effects as i take 2 5mgs of folic acid weekly i never even had the nausea surprisingly enough so heres hoping all goes well!

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   Posted 2/17/2008 6:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Could you go on some form of birth control to help with those periods?
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