I have only taken MTX twice, so I don't yet know if it's doing anything except wearing me out for days and days! Last Saturday, the evening I take it, I had to call a friend to muster up the courage to actually take this stuff. That was a totally new experience for me. I was actually a little afraid to swallow those little pills, and although I didn't need someone to hold my hand and talk me into it, I just had to tell a friend that I was in fear. It was a very weird, humbling experience.
I've been having insomnia almost every night since starting the MTX, so I end up watching the sun come up and go to bed until about
noon-thirty. I mentioned this on another thread, but thought I'd repeat it here. I get tired around 10-12 pm most nights, but can't get to sleep. My pain isn't that bad right now, mainly my hands and feet, but not bad enough to keep me awake. My rheumy says MTX doesn't cause insomnia, but my psychiatrist says it can.
I'm on temporary disability from work, and have way too much free time but no energy to do anything. I try to stay busy during the day when I do have energy, but I have to rest a lot. I live alone w/2 cats, and my apartment desperately needs a thorough cleaning, but when I use my hands too much they swell up, get red, and hurt a lot more, so I have to limit myself. I drink Rock Star energy drinks like water, and end up taking cat-naps (usually 1 to 1 and 1/2 hrs) during the day and evening. Even energy drinks won't keep me awake (I still drink coffee when I wake up for the day, more out of habit than anything else). My sleep/life schedule is so totally messed up. Any tips, anyone?
Post Edited (ladywriter) : 7/7/2009 2:20:27 AM (GMT-6)