I've been having a real problem with excrutiating headaches. No fevers, nausea, diahhrea, etc. Just that the headaches came back to hang around. But - took the meth this past Thursday and have been feeling semi-normal again. All I know is that, for at least a few days, I feel better. I'll be anxious to see how long it lasts this week. So far, so good.
I started methotrexate last week. I was scared to death to take a "chemo drug". I took it last Thursday in the evening - just in case I got sick. I didn't get sick - not even nauseated. In fact, Friday I was surprised to find I actually felt a little better. Over the weekend, I was becoming cautiously optimistic that perhaps this is a wonder drug!
By Monday I started feeling crappy again. Ditto Tuesday & Wednesday. Today, I took my second dose of methotrexate. Wasn't feeling too good before I took it. This afternoon - I'm feeling better.
So - I think I'm going to be anxious to take it next week if it keeps making me feel better!
When you say you felt crappy again, did you mean fevers, or diahhrea, or aches and pains or sick to your stomach.
I'm thankful for everyone contributing to this question. I'm trying to stay optimistic, but I'm also too anxious to know how I could possibly feel. Hopefully I will be as lucky as most of you on here and feel great a few days later. Thanks.
SLE: 07/07, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, migraines
400 mg. plaquenil, 25 mg. prednisone, 2400 mg. ibuprofin, 15 mg. methotrexate, folic acid, asacol, caltrate-D, wellbutrin, paxil