If get methotrexate injections please respond
I have a question. I'm a bit confused. I started on methotrexate injections 2 wks now. My hubby was taught to give them to me subcutaneously (into the fatty parts). My doctor says they can be given subcu or into the muscle but that it doesn't matter but in the fat is less painful (which I prefer). I have a good friend with lupus who has been taking the injections for years only she gets hers in the muscle. She said her doctor has always done it that way and never gave her an option. I have another good friend with RA who is a nurse. She did some research and says that it must be given into the muscle, I only heard this second hand. I plan on calling her to see why. (by the way my 2 friends have the same rheumy as eachother) I on the otherhand did my own research on the internet John Hopkins website and it said methotrexate can be given orally (pills) or subcutaneous injections. It didn't even mention giving it in the muscle. I'm curious how those of you who do get injections get them and what your doctor has said about it. Is one better than the other? My sis who's husband is a doc, says it's a matter of absorbtion. But that depends on the drug, some cause damage to tissue. I don't know where methotrexate fits into this. I didn't actually talk to him yet either. (He's a cardiologist and doesn't really deal with methotrexate) Please respond I'm really curious.
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