Nanners, My cousin who has Crohn's who also is a doctor takes MTX injections. He takes them mainly for his arthritis, says he could not function without it.
He had a resection 20 years ago only has an occasional flare so it's probably helping the Crohn's as well.
I noticed when I missed three weeks of injections before and after surgery, I felt joint pain and took a month to get rid of it after resuming MTX. But I also was forgetting to take as much calcium and less exercise which may have contributed to the joint pain.
Things are good again now.
My cousin is also a strong advocate for taking Vitamin D as well as my GI recommends 1000IU's of Vitamin D.
57 yr. old F dx. CD 07/07
Was on prednisone for three months but no medication for next 11 months.
Started weekly methotrexate injections 09/22/08.
Lap assisted sigmoidoscopy done May 11/2009