While at work yesterday at the hospital, I noticed, again, the strange episode of fatigue that comes over me. Im not talking about the normal tiredness that can come about with a little less sleep, or a busy day. Im talking about strange episodes of fatigue that come over me for about an hour then go away. This happens about twice a week. It’s a strange fatigue that usually comes on during the day. I definitely always have this after I take methotrexate on Mondays, it makes Tuesdays kind of spacey!
But sometimes it will come on a few days afterwards. It’s almost like a “drugged”, “foggy”, “spaced-out” or “disconnected” feeling. It goes away, but during the episode, I feel like my head just isn’t clear. It doesn’t scare me, this feeling, I guess because I have had it so long (it’s been going on for about 2 years). I have talked to doctors about it at the hospital where I work, and they don’t have reason why I feel like this sometimes. They feel it could be the methotrexate causing this but they say the methotrexate should not make me feel like this several days afterwards, but usually only the 24 hours following.
Anybody else have this strange lethargy that comes and goes while taking methotrexate?
Stay well my friends.
I acquired AOSD in 2008. I have suffered so terribly and have found ways to help me regain my life. This my personal journal of this mystery illness to diagnosis. I hope that I can help others with my experience and information.