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Methotrexate
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Can anyone let me know their experiences with Methotrexate?

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.made me too aggressive stopped it just pay attention to how you feel it may be fine only you'll know hugs good luck

Success With Arava
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I have been recently put on Arava, I cannot take Lyrica or gabapentin they both give me really strange side effects. I was wondering if anyone has had much success with Arava and what your side effects are to this drug!!

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I take Arava 10mg, Plaquenil 400mg and Prednisone 5mg daily. Seems to help although I still have days when Lupus flattens me. 3 weeks ago I had 3 discs in my neck replaced (ACDF) so I am taking… read more

How Long Did It Take For Leflunomide To Start Working For You?
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I started a week ago and I feel super exhausted. Not sure if that’s a side effect? No stomach issues though so that’s good. How long did it take to see a difference on the Leflunomide (Arava brand name) ?

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Did it cause weight gain?

Pregnancy
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My husband and I have decided we want to start a family. I have an appointment with my rheumatologist tomorrow. What are questions we should be asking? We will be first-time parents. All I have ever been told is that I need to be on birth control and We need to plan the pregnancies. Any information will be useful and much appreciated.

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Hello everyone! It has been a while since I’ve been on here due to some health complications. I spoke to my OB before getting my IUD replaced and was advised to have kids around 25-26 but before 35… read more

Arava Dosage Is Confusing Amd Scary
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My rheumatologist wants me to try taking all of my weekly Arava on one day per week instead of the daily 10 mg because it is messing with my stomach and my daughter and i have researched for days on end and neither of us can fnd anything on this way of prescribing.
It seems dangerous ??

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I agree with others, check with your pharmacist. Also, there is “Physicians’s Desk Reference”, a drug book physicians use. You can Google it online
I suspect your physician may be thinking that one… read more

Pd Dialysis
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Has anyone started dialysis yet?? Because I am starting pd dialysis right now and I pray that they find a cure for lupus soon. In the name of jesus I pray amen, amen 💜💜🙏🙏🙏

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Yes my daughter starting to
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Anyone Taking Methotrexate With Good Or Bad Results?
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Also I take prednisone 5mg in a flare up & hydroxychloroquine 200mg twice a day. Does anyone take all these meds or some? What can you share with me.

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Egads! That’s terrible!
Thanks for answering. I’m more concerned now than ever!

Is Anyone Else Out There Taking Arava As Their Immunomodulator ? If So, Any Negatives As Yet Pls ?
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It sounds scary bacause one one the side effects could be ten and or sjs. Both of those are horrible and you could die from your skin falling off.

Arava
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Hi Dr. Just put me on Arava. 1 pill a day. 20mg. Any side effects? Does it work for any of you?

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Sorry it has taken so long to reply having computer issues, but my R Doc says its for arthritis and so far i cannot tell if its working i have benn so so but time will tell with this weather its… read more

Arava
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I have been on Arava for the last 8 months and its been great, I am back to work! Keeping good communication with doctor helps! It took several different meds before I got to Arava. but fear my body is becoming immune to it. Is it possible?

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Pls call Soraya (Phone number can only be seen by the question and answer creators)... Lupus since 1984... Gracias! Neal (husband) (Phone number can only be seen by the question and answer creators)