... Apparently no one ever replied to you and the issue maybe moot. However, if it is not, for what it's worth, I have been on Methatrexate, Plaquenil, Presidone and biogics for several years. No radical side effects and the drugs have kept me functioning. Before the medicines I would have flares and couldn't even button my clothes or tie my shoes. At this point the RA is in... (3 replies)
... I am on 10mg methatrexate injections once a week and i suffer from nausea for about a day after i inject. ... (13 replies)
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... I have had arthritis for 15 years. Been on every NSAID and dread the Pred. Also I had a spout of ITP during the arthritis. So, mainly I have been on Prednisone, off and on since I was 15. I am 30 now. My medical experiance with all my problems has interested me into doing personal research on medications and holistic therapy treatments. Currently, my Rhuematologist wants me to... (21 replies)
... Hi Rheumatoid hit me almost over night six months ago in quite a big way. Until then i was a fit and healthy 35 year old mother of two who works part time teaching and enjoys an active social life. My hands were paralysed for a few weeks until prednilsoline and Vioxx kicked in but no-one wants to stay on cortisone forever. My specialist put me on Plaquenil which i immed... (3 replies)
... I am 32 yrs old and have RA since I was 17. I have 2 children through much planning and being off meds. I am currently on 5mg prednisone daily and 7 tablets of methatrexate a week. I am a day late of starting my period and am scared to death of being pregnant while on methatrexate. Thurs. ... (3 replies)
... nt SURE I didnt have Lupus and believed I had PA. I have to admit, now I believe the PA diagnosis is correct and we are making some progress. Started me on the Methatrexate and the rashes started to go away. But when I stopped the prednisone, the pain in my joints just went crazy. ... (4 replies)
... The doctor said he wanted to put me on something "like" Prednisone but didn't say what it was called...he also said Methatrexate and that's what my ear heard. I see him on the 12th so that's not too far away. ... (7 replies)
... Hello & welcome, :) I don't have PA but my husband does. It may take a while to find the right drug/drugs to help you, -everyone is different. My husband takes methatrexate & enbrel. This seems to be working well for him at the moment & he is feeling a lot better than he has done. He is still taking Mobic (an anti inflammatory drug)
He has had no side effects from... (10 replies)
... ,Hi,I haven't posted in this forum before, I am usually reading in the pain mgmt forum. I have suffered with knee pain for 22 years and then since then added in fibromyalgia and now ankylosing spondylitis. It started in 1988 when I joined the army at age 18. Pretty much from the start my knees hurt when I ran and did the physical training, which made me slow which naturally... (7 replies)
... Thank you so much for the reply. I can't believe my doctor just looked at the x-rays and verified that it is arthritis. She made no suggestions on what to do for pain management or to slow down the progression of the damage. I may have to check in to a doctor who will be helpful. I left a message with them. If/when they return the call, I will mention the meds you suggested.
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... I went to my doctor who sent me to a rhuematologist. In October I started on methatrexate and a low dose of prednisone. In a few weeks I had no pain and almost all my flexibility in my fingers again. Methatrexate helped avoid damage too. ... (2 replies)
... Moldova, I too have nodules on my lungs from my RA. They can also be due to having pnumonia in the past. I do not take methatrexate anymore because that drug can cause lung nodules. What drugs are you on? ... (4 replies)
... I am 49 years old and I was diagnosed with PA approximately 4 years ago. I had no previous signs of psoriasis and started with aches and pains after a bout of Hooping Cough. Within a few months the pains began to become rather overwhelming and my doctor started me on courses of steroids. It was approximately 12 months later before I developed pitting,yellowing and distortion... (9 replies)
... Hi everyone, thanks for your comments.
I was so touched by your original post Soulangeana because you sounded so worried for your girl. It is a very tough thing that your family is going through, yes some people are going through worse but that doesn't really make it any easier for you.
You wanted to know about growing up with arthur (as i like to call my JIRA), i can... (9 replies)
... I am taking methatrexate 7.5mg, Remicade, and pain killers. I have been on these meds for at least 2 years, it is the longest i have lasted on any med without a reaction. ... (2 replies)
... Thanks for any suggestions, experiences. Methatrexate is defnitely not going to be an option for me. ... (12 replies)
... Thank you so much.
Did you have any side effects form the Prednisone? My rheum does not want to give me Prednisone although I have asked. First off - she wants me on Methatrexate. I said no. So she offered me two other choices, Plaquenil and sulfasalazine. So it is a litrle frsutrating. I know rednisone works wonderfullly in theshort term. I'm not looking for long... (6 replies)
... Thank you for sharing your experience with me. I'm not sure what to do! I'm afraid of the eye thing (although it's rare) and with Sulfasalazine I'm weary of the allergic reaction which I think I have....but my last reaction was 20 years ago.
My other option is methatrexate. Are there more? This is all my Dr povided me with. IT's so hard to decide what to do! I am... (6 replies)
... but it's just not possible. I was told it would be fine as long as I was off Methatrexate for 3 months. ... (12 replies)