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I’m on methotrexate hydroychloroquine Enbrel have been flare free for almost a year.. Question do I take all these meds forever? Or will I be able to come off some of them? Thanks

A myRAteam Member said:

My Wife has been prescribed plaquenol for 15 years; due to government cutbacks, they had tried to replace Enbrel with a generic drug that didn't help, so she got a special request from her rheumatologist to return to enbrel.

posted 3 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I took just Enbrel with an NSAID for 19 years. Perhaps your doctor will reduce your medications. But we are all different. Nancy

posted 3 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Hydroychlorquine can affect your eyes if you have any problem with certain eye problems, I took it for a year and had to stop, can cause high blood pressure too. Have been on methotrexate for 2 years, I also need it for my CLL as it is a cancer drug. I will probably be on it forever.

posted 3 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I was diagnosed with RA about 30 years ago and was put on methotrexate and folic acid (the latter a must if on methotrexate) for a number of years by a Rheumatologist and still had flare-ups. My GP took me off metho as that was contra-indicated for some of my other chronic meds and put on Celebrex and while it did prevent flares it did not reduce the RA progression. I had to stop Celebrex about 12 years ago when I had an aortic valve replacement. Long story short, I cannot take or use an anti-inflamatory or NSAID, irrespective of application. Speak to your Rheumatologist about stopping Methotrexate as it does have side-effects and Hydroxychloroqine is as effective but it also is not without side-effect or risk. Enbrel is also an auto-imune suppresent as are the other two and again has some risk and side-effects but I do not understand why you have been put on all 3. I would speak to more than the practitioner who put you on the meds about whether you should continue with all 3.

posted 3 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I just want to generally respond that when my Wife is on an antibiotic, she cannot take some of the RA drugs (just too much fun when this happens☹️).

posted 3 months ago
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