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DMARs And Liver Levels

DMARs And Liver Levels

I was taking sulfasalazine but it made my liver levels go up so the rheumatologist took me off of it and put me on Plaquinel. I've been on the Plaquinel for 2.5 months and it's not helping at all. On top of that my hair has been falling out since I started taking it. The rheumatologist said that it's very unlikely that the Plaquinel is causing the hair loss. And he doesn't want to put me on any other DMARs because they will all cause liver levels to go up. He doesn't even want to entertain theā€¦ read more

A myRAteam Member said:

Not a clue. Honestly I am going to give this doc one more chance at my follow up and if he doesn't want to do anything I'm going to look for a new doc.

posted over 4 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

can you take predisone

posted over 4 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Yes, now I am having mid right abdominal pain.I rarely take Motrin

posted over 4 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Hi, I have been on methotrexate, Plaquinel, Gold shots (which worked great after awhile but bad blood tests so had to change) now on Sulfasalazine for past several months but no relief. I asked why no biological he said my RA nott bad enough. When originally tested the result was 585 so was referred immed to RA clinic. I have had surgery on my index finger for a RA lump. Lots of pain in hands, feet,wrists and shoulders. I need something else if this doesn't start waking soon. No hair loss to date, I think I would loose my mind. Awful disease before diagnosed I had no idea how bad it really is... Scary.

posted over 4 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Trust me, plaquenil can cause hair loss. I lost quite a bit while on it. Once I got off, my hair started coming back in.

posted over 4 years ago
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