My doc just called and said my test was negative for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE). However RA is still positive.
She wants to put me on remicade or plaquinil. What has your experience been with either drug? Thanks!
Which do you prefer and why? I was prescribed methotrexate in September but I decided to not begin it due to fear of side effects. I have my first appt coming in 9 days with a rheumatolgist and I figure they will want to prescribe me something. The more I read about methotrexate the less comfortable I am with taking it. I have begun to read about plaquenil and it doesn't seem as scary... don't get me wrong the eye problems you can develop are kinda freaking me out... But not as scary as methotre… read more
My md wants to start me on plaquenil for my RA . Im currently not taking anything but Monica as needed. My pain is getting worse but I'm scared to start meds.
Has anyone taken methotrexate injections along with plaquenil or aruva? Im wondering which would be best. He recommended aruva, but Im worried about the liver toxicity possibility. Im worried about the vision problems as well with plaqueni
Some may find this interesting: my Wife has been prescribed the above Rx which was first used as an anti-malarial drug and also prescribed for 'the Donald' when he exhibited COVID symptoms.
Diagnosed a year ago.Was on Plaquinil and Methotrexate with not much luck.Had two injections in ankle with the first working, second did nothing. Dr stopping these meds and starting me in the Enbrel.Would love to hear the good /bad
My primary doctor is trying to help with treatment since the RA Dr said not to come back due to no health insurance and can not afford the treatments she wants to do and none of the other RA dr's in NM will deal with you with out insurance so primary is trying her best. Anyway, she told me to go the pharmacy and price Methotrexate and Hydroxychloroquine and let her know which one I want to try due to budget. Well the methotrexate is cheaper but from what I read the side effects are awful. The… read more
I have been taking Plaquinil for almost 2 years. Some day my eyes just can't focus and vision is very blurry. I also get a lot of leg, arm and feetpains, not just in the joints, but overall. Last few weeks also been struggling with chest pains. I have RA & Sjogrens Syndrome, also inject Methotrexate and use other prescribed meds.
I am wondering if people on xeljanz are having good results, and if so what other drugs did they take before xeljanz. I have been on and taken off of methotrexate, (increased liver enzymes), sulphasalazine, (allergic reaction), Arava ( increased liver enzymes), [[treatment:Enbrel:54c034ca[[phone:8608753443000381]] ( 6:]] and a half years of remission and then it quit, I had anti-bodies that made my body resistant to it), Humira, (did not work because of antibodies), and Orencia ( worked for… read more
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