I need to pick your brains and see what those of you on Methrotexate and Prednisone think about this.
I just started on the Methotrexate 4 weeks ago. The first injection I had was given to me at the hospital right after I had just had my colonoscopy. It hit me pretty hard as far as side effects go and I was really sick. But I stuck with it because everyone here and my doctor told me each one would get better.
Ok so follow me here- first injection I was on 30mg of prednisone and it hit me hard.
2nd injection I was on 25mg of prednisone and it wasn't as bad as the first one but it was a little rough.
3rd injection I was down to 20mg of prednisone and it went awesome, just a little tired and a little nauses but I functioned well all weekend. But I also started flaring back up with my joints, bowels, and stomach because I was too low on prednisone and MXT hasn't kicked in yet. Called doc and he told me to go back up to 30mg of pred and taper again in hopes that by time I get back down to 20mg of pred the MXt will be kicked in.
4th injection I just did this past thurs. and I was back up to 30mg of pred. It hit me so hard I could not function all day yesterday(Friday). I couldn't even stay awake more than an hour without having to go back to sleep. Today I woke up fine like nothing ever happened.
Is it possible that being up higher on the pred. is also effecting how I'm feeling after my MXT injections?????????????
I talked to my doctor last night because I was so sick and I basically told him I don't want to take this stuff anymore because I don't like how I'm feeling on it, etc.. Well I was so out of it I dont even remember half of our conversation. I think he could tell I was out of it so he said he will call me Tuesday (he's off monday) and see how I'm feeling. He said we would talk then about what we're doing to do next but that he was pretty sure he doesn't want me taking the MXT anymore.
Ok well then since I'm back to myself today and can think, my pred. and MXT theroy came into my head and I'm wondering if being up higher on pred. is effecting all this? I'm definitly going to ask him about this when he calls me Tuesday, but I wanted to see what you all thought about it too.
Living with Crohn's Disease since Jan./2000 but had a few years prior
I'm a true Crohnie with IBS too
Meds I have tried: Too many to list- LOL
Meds currently on: Prednisone
20mg tapering Back up to 30mg :-(
Methotrexate injections once a week 25mg
Folic Acid 5mg once a week