I am starting Methotrexate tomorrow...

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So I am starting this tomorrow, and i am really nervous reading all the comments as i am doing a 12 hour shift tomorrow so i dont want to be sick, should i take them at night time? Or the morning like my consultant said? 

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    My rheumatologist told me to take it at night then any nausea may be wearing off by morning.Also folic acid on the days of the week you do not take methotrexate is supposed to help.If side effects on GP tract is too great there is always the option of subcutaneous injections you do yourself-I am on these and it is a fiddle once they teach you.I am in U.K. so get them on the NHS.
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      I work for the NHS lovely so i will be able to do them no problem, ive asked advise off the doctors and nurses but i wanted someone who was on them to give me advice smile thank you, i might take them tonight then when i get in. Im pretty sure it doesnt matter when you take them dose it? 
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    Meant GI tract-my predictive text has a mind of its own 😂
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    I'm sure everyone is affected differently, however, I would suggest you take it in the middle of your shift.  It won't affect you much the last 6 hours and will give you time to get off, rest and feel better.  My doctor told me to start with 4 pills.  So take your 2 or 3 (half of what the doctor ordered and take the remainder of the dose within a 12 hour period.  That's my 2 cents!  Good luck!
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    Patients who get sick with MTX naturally post on this site to get help and support. And I am glad they do. But they are a "self selecting" population (not to denigrate their discomfort). In other words, there are many who do not experience the sickness that others do, including myself and some acquaintances who are on MTX. So you may not even feel that you took the drug......except that after a while, weeks or months, you feel better! I am hoping you have a positive experience and feel better.
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    How'd it go?
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