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Date Joined Sep 2007
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   Posted 10/4/2007 6:49 AM (GMT -7)   
phoned my pharmacist at the hospital today to enquire if i could self medicate methotrexate instead of attending the hospital every friday and her reply was she dosent know if it is permitted iin the uk its only permitted in the us im totally confused.
The simple reason i would like to self medicate is simply because i dont spend anytime with my partner we dont see each other for months because i am literally tied to a hospital this is  making me so depressed when i see my consultant next month i am going to ask him if i could return to oral methotrexate i tried it the last time but i kept flaring up.
Is methotrexate prescribed only on a weekly basis???????
its not that the methotrexate does not agree with me because it does i have not been admitted to hospital at all this year im just tired seeing hospitals all the time not only that im spending more and more time apart from my partner been together 4 years now the reason i was prescribed injections was becasue oral meds dont agree with me is there an alternative to weekly metho???????????

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Date Joined Dec 2006
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   Posted 10/4/2007 6:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Maybe you can get your injections by a nurse at a medical practice close to home so it wont' take up much of your time?
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Six resection surgeries, permanent ostomy, adverse reactions to Remicade finally off of Prednisone, hoping for a long remission from this last surgery. 

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   Posted 10/4/2007 7:06 AM (GMT -7)   
I was supposed to go on Methotrexate myself, but was unable to because I couldn't tolerate the folic acid supplements. Geesh! Alot of folks on here are able to give themselves their shots, but my insurance didn't allow me to give myself shots, I had to go to the clinic. I do believe it has to be given weekly. So I would follow up with that nurse and see if you can just get the RX and give them to yourself. Can't hurt to ask.
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.

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   Posted 10/4/2007 8:20 AM (GMT -7)   
thats the problem my partners got his house and ive got mine because i dont originally live with my partner i cant have my medical records transferred so theres absoloutely no chance of my methotrexate being delivered to my partners surgery it would just confuse my consultant i guess ill just have to try the oral metho again if that fails return to the metho life is never easy!!!!!!!!!
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