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04-21-2016, 12:03 PM   #1
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Just took my first shot

So, after being 4 months on Imuran and Pentasa and with no progress at all (the disease even spread to my stomach from my ileum), my doctor said that I should replace Imuran with Methotrexate shots.

I'm taking 25 mg/week, and I just took my first shot. I have been wondering if anyone had good experience with it, and if so, how long did it take you to be in remission?

Note: I'm currently on 20 mg of Prednisone, too.
04-23-2016, 09:36 AM   #2
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Fingers crossed it does the trick for you! I went to a specialist centre for a second opinion and heard that methotrexate is still a good option, at least if you don't plan to have children (soon) etc. I was told. No idea how long, I was on tablets once and did not tolerate them, should wait around 6 weeks at least, I guess.
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04-23-2016, 10:06 AM   #3
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Fingers crossed it does the trick for you! I went to a specialist centre for a second opinion and heard that methotrexate is still a good option, at least if you don't plan to have children (soon) etc. I was told. No idea how long, I was on tablets once and did not tolerate them, should wait around 6 weeks at least, I guess.
I'm starting to notice a difference, and I'm not really sure if it's my imagination or what, but the symptoms have lessened a little bit!

I'm sorry that you couldn't tolerate it. I would have preferred tablets to shots, but my doctor said that I should go with shots and see the outcome.
04-23-2016, 10:19 AM   #4
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The specialist told me that shots are the only option for Crohn's, I was treated by a rheumatologist at that time and he suggested that, did not contact my GI before trying the tablets. Go for the shots, tablets have too many side effects, maybe I would have tolerated the shots, but no way with the tablets.
04-23-2016, 02:21 PM   #5
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The specialist told me that shots are the only option for Crohn's, I was treated by a rheumatologist at that time and he suggested that, did not contact my GI before trying the tablets. Go for the shots, tablets have too many side effects, maybe I would have tolerated the shots, but no way with the tablets.
I have already started with the shots, so there's no going back.

I really hope that this will be the right combination for me, because I got sick and tired of being ill all the time. :/
04-24-2016, 04:52 AM   #6
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I have already started with the shots, so there's no going back.

I really hope that this will be the right combination for me, because I got sick and tired of being ill all the time. :/
Totally get you, same here. Hope it is effective for you, fingers crossed.
04-29-2016, 10:02 AM   #7
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So, after being 4 months on Imuran and Pentasa and with no progress at all (the disease even spread to my stomach from my ileum), my doctor said that I should replace Imuran with Methotrexate shots.

I'm taking 25 mg/week, and I just took my first shot. I have been wondering if anyone had good experience with it, and if so, how long did it take you to be in remission?

Note: I'm currently on 20 mg of Prednisone, too.
how are you?
me too in the same condition Dr stopped azoran(since my cbc dropped to 2lakh) and he is going to start methotrexate next day itself..iam very nervous. Is it painful.
did u hav any side effects.
iam also on pentasa1g sachet 3 times daily.and pantaprazole( for nausea)..
now taking antibiotics (Cefoperazone and salbactam inj.) 2000mg*2 times taken 6 days...and hospitalized
04-29-2016, 03:00 PM   #8
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how are you?
me too in the same condition Dr stopped azoran(since my cbc dropped to 2lakh) and he is going to start methotrexate next day itself..iam very nervous. Is it painful.
did u hav any side effects.
iam also on pentasa1g sachet 3 times daily.and pantaprazole( for nausea)..
now taking antibiotics (Cefoperazone and salbactam inj.) 2000mg*2 times taken 6 days...and hospitalized
Hey there!

I'm doing good. I took 2 shots, and there are no side effects, so far. They hurt just like any other shot would do, so you don't have anything to worry about.

I actually was expecting my symptoms to lessen in a much faster pace, but it's almost like I'm taking nothing. Anyway, my doctor told me to wait one month before I start judging, so I got 2 more shots to take before I say whether things are going the right way or not.

I too am taking PPI (Dexalanzoprazole) for the healing of the ulcers, and I finished my antibiotics a couple of weeks ago.

I really hope things will get better for both of us. Let me know how you did after the first shot.
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