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angelang40
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   Posted 11/15/2007 1:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi munchkins
Just called the pharmacy department and asked them if it would be possible to self medicate methotrexate and the anwser was no because its a toxic drug and it has to be administered in a clinical setting so im a bit gutted right now.            
sad  The problem i have is my partner lives 3 hours a way from me and ive rarely saw him this year due to the crohns and my immune system being low and i thought if i could self medicate it would allow us to have a break together without having to rely on hospitals every friday i get so depressed not seeing him we have been together just just over 4 years now i really dont know what i would do without him hes my rock and i love him to bits.
Now im not quite sure whether to ask my consultant next tuesday if i could be put on oral metho as it would give us more time together for anyone on oral metho is the procedure still the same monthly bloods and weekly metho i know intramuscular is far more better as it goes straight into the muscle and quicker hellllllllllpppppppppppp please (SMILE)

Nanners
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   Posted 11/15/2007 1:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Everyone I asked about the oral Methotrexate said it made them extremely nauseous. But the shots didn't. I guess you are going to have to weigh your options. Good Luck!
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.


angelang40
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   Posted 11/15/2007 1:10 PM (GMT -7)   
hi nanners not exactly sure what to do the intramuscular has kept me out of hospital for the first time this year since being diagnosed with crohns  just thought with the oral metho it would give me some more freedom ill just have to ask my consultant i know the oral is not so effective as the injection what a dillema us cronnies face eyes

FitzyK23
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   Posted 11/15/2007 1:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Could you get it on another day instead of Friday? Then you would still be free to travel... or if it has to be Fridays could you find a place near your partner where it could be administered? I dont see why they couldn't do it another day of the week.
26 Year old married female.  Diagnosed w/ CD 3 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD.  Currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day, hysociamine prn, nexium, and ortho evra.  Good times!!!
 
 


angelang40
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   Posted 11/15/2007 2:04 PM (GMT -7)   
i would still have to be at home every week  to receive the metho i doubt if they  would transfer my notes as i still  live at home that would only confuse the hospital even more if i were to take oral it would give me more freedom why is life so complicated lol

Sarita
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   Posted 11/15/2007 3:00 PM (GMT -7)   
It might be a pain, but maybe if you planned ahead enough you could get your shot at another clinic.  Just explain to your doc that you just need a vacation and was wondering if this was possible.  There's no reason you shouldn't be able to do that.  Now, if you go out of the country or something, that may be a different story...

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angelang40
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   Posted 11/15/2007 4:01 PM (GMT -7)   
sarita tried that before the hospital they wont do that because i dont live with my partner permanently im going to discuss this with my consultant at my appointment on tuesday im going nuts seeing hospital lol

tsitodawg
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   Posted 11/15/2007 5:04 PM (GMT -7)   
I have been on methotrexate now for 3 weeks.  My  Rheum. is the one who prescribed it.  Due to the fact that I have Crohn's, she made it a point to only use the injections.  The best part about it is that I give myself an injection every Friday.  You can request the injections and give them to yourself.  You just need to make sure that you have frequent blood work done so that you can monitor you liver functions.  As for the injections not causing nausea, this is a myth.  The first couple of weeks have not been very easy to adjust to and I have had a lot of nausea and headaches.  This is a very toxic medication and combined with my monthly remicade it can be very hard.

MMMNAVY
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   Posted 11/15/2007 5:08 PM (GMT -7)   
I give myself injections using a diabetic needle.
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curley
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   Posted 11/15/2007 6:47 PM (GMT -7)   
I am not on methotrexate but when I was I took the shot and I gave it to my self.
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Nanners
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   Posted 11/15/2007 7:10 PM (GMT -7)   
My Rheumy was going to be me on the MTX injections and thru my insurance they made me go in to get the injection.  Wouldn't let me do it myself.  So not all insurances allow you to do them yourself.  Just fyi.

Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.


angelang40
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   Posted 11/16/2007 4:33 AM (GMT -7)   
many thanks for your replys for those of you who self medicate do you self administer at the hospital or do you collect a prescription from your chemist and do it at home????????????
I really need to discuss this with my consultant on tuesday im so sick of hospitals (sighsssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss)

Gloriousm84
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   Posted 11/28/2007 12:52 AM (GMT -7)   
That is very odd. I gave myself a 30mg methotrexate shot every week without any problems. My GI nurse showed me how to do it, and then sent me on my way. Hmmm....ask your doc if they are willing to let you self-administer. Don't change to oral metho because crohns and uc people obviously dont absorb so well, and i have heard that it makes you so nauseous.
Diagnosed with Crohn's in 2003 at age 18, had symptoms since I was 12. Currently on Prednisone, Entocort, Remicade, and 6-MP. I have literally tried every other drug, and my GI and I are talkin surgery pretty seriously.


angelang40
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   Posted 11/28/2007 6:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi cronnie
             at my consultation appointment i asked if you can self medicate with methotrexate and the reply i got was no i could but it would have to be in the ward i would still have to be at the hospital weekly  still an inconvenience also because the drug is toxic it has to be administered in a clinical enviroment  but yet you can self medicate in the us im going to call my pharmacist at the hospital and ask if i can see her tomorrow to discuss all this.
How does this work for those of you who self medicate do you pick up a prescription weekly or collect it from the hospital??????????

MMMNAVY
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   Posted 11/28/2007 7:13 AM (GMT -7)   
I get my prescription sent to me thru the mail.
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