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What Medicine Should I Try Next After Imuran?

What Medicine Should I Try Next After Imuran?

It gave me bad memory problems and I'm going back to rheumy in October..any advice?

A MyLupusTeam Member said:

Hi @A MyLupusTeam Member I also tried generic Imuran but it gave me pains in my stomach. My Rheumatologist recommended Rituxin Infusions for my particular Lupus Flare condition. I got the 2 infusions & recently saw him. He said it takes about one to two months to kick-in. I know it suppresses the B Cells in our body. After reading info on the Rituxin it seemed like there were fewer side effects than some of the others. I'm still on 10 mg of Pednisone and 400mg of Plaquenil.
So I imagine depending on your particular case, your Dr may recommend accordingly. I asked my Dr why they don't just go straight to the med approved for Lupus - the Benlysta? He said they have trouble with insurance companies. I know there are HELP programs available. The Hopewell Foundation helped me with the Rituxin.
I'm praying the BEST for YOU. (((HUGS))))

posted over 5 years ago
A MyLupusTeam Member said:

@A MyLupusTeam Member

I've had good luck with CelCept (mycophenolate mofetil) and plaquenil. The plaquenil reduces the frequency and duration of flares. I have kidney problems, so the CellCept has been beneficial. It was originally developed for kidney transplant recipients.

The newest lupus drug available is Benlysta. I strongly believe that cures for autoimmune disease are within reach. Personalized, genetic medicine is making amazing progress in identifying and treating diseases like lupus at the genetic and epigenetic level.

Be well, live long and prosper,

Tom

posted over 5 years ago
A MyLupusTeam Member said:

I don't know? I have no clue about this medication. All I know is I'm on my the way to my friend and doctor Dr kasuma. Feel well and get back to me. So I know more information on this medication. Good luck and let me know .

posted over 5 years ago
A MyLupusTeam Member said:

nothing they give you will cure lupus. They only "mask" our illnesses. Are you getting your thyroid tested regularly? The immune system & thyroid are married. Once I got on the right meds for my thyroid, I felt much better (non addicting as well). (my rheumy was a jackass, I fired her, lol!!) I no longer have a rheumy, I just keep power walking w/bella & living life. I can't dwell on lupus & let it ruin my existence. You know what I mean? All these heavy drugs beat up our bodies & are addicting & some can make your eyes flip out. So sad, I just keep praying for a cure & living, laughing, loving. God bless you in your journey (eat good!). x

posted over 5 years ago
A MyLupusTeam Member said:

I use to take Imuran like KarenEllisFalcon said it gave her stomach pain OMG I stayed in the ER I took myself off that pill but now I'm taking Mexthotrexate 2.5MG

posted over 5 years ago
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