MTX for about 6mo.
I was first started with 6wks of injection 1/x week and I had FABULOUS results! I loved it! It was like I had my life back! Then I was switched to oral pills 1/x week and side effects of nausea started in and they did not appear to be as effective as the injections had been. I asked my Dr if I could resume injections, but I wanted to give them to myself. Darn chemo-Dr office who was administering my shots those first six weeks wanted a $30 co-pay every week!...and lets not forget what they billed to my insurance for those office visits that took all of 2min to jab me!
No, thanks. I'd rather jab myself and save $120/month, thankyouverymuch.
Doing well, though I have not regained that first bit of great success I had before I started the pills.
I have the ability of single-minded determination and accurate project focu....Hey, look, a cat!
Crohn's and UC are pretty darn crappy, but if you can't laugh at yourself, you'll cry......I'd much rather laugh.
2001 Dx'd with UC. No remission. No improvement with Remicade. 5/2008 surgery, removal of 6" of left side colon. Dx changed to Crohn's. Remission for 8-9wks after surgery, symptoms returned after resuming 6MP. Changed maintenance med to Methotrexate (MTX) and had great results with IM injections. Nausea and symptoms returning with oral MTX. Switched back to IM injections and am slowly improving.