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Success With Arava

Success With Arava

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!!

A MyLupusTeam Member

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

Methotrexate

Methotrexate

Can anyone let me know their experiences with Methotrexate?

A MyLupusTeam Member

Hope u r feeling better

Pregnancy

Pregnancy

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.

A MyLupusTeam Member

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

Arava Dosage Is Confusing Amd Scary

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 ??

A MyLupusTeam Member

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

Is Anyone Else Out There Taking Arava As Their Immunomodulator ? If So, Any Negatives As Yet Pls ?

Is Anyone Else Out There Taking Arava As Their Immunomodulator ? If So, Any Negatives As Yet Pls ?

A MyLupusTeam Member

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.

How Long Did It Take For Leflunomide To Start Working For You?

How Long Did It Take For Leflunomide To Start Working For You?

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) ?

A MyLupusTeam Member

I have been on it since April and the pain is better and the inflammation is a lot better I just wish I could go outside with out the Ray's making me sick and itchy.

Arava

Arava

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

A MyLupusTeam Member

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

I Have Just Been Prescribed ARAVA

I Have Just Been Prescribed ARAVA

I Have Sle Fibromaygia Ranauds Ibs and Sjogrens and Generalized Aniexty Ptsd And major depressive disorder. I take Hydroxychoriquin and other meds for my other conditions my rheumatologist said she would be monitoring my blood counts the only side effect she said that could be a problem is diarrhea. Should I be concerned I'm nervous about taking a new medication.

A MyLupusTeam Member

Actually, it's Arava that I've just been prescribed already on hydroxychloroquine but thanks.

Arava

Arava

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?

A MyLupusTeam Member

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)

Has Anyone Taken Arava ??

Has Anyone Taken Arava ??

feeling Scared !

A MyLupusTeam Member

I was on it for about 5 years it worked great for me but then it stopped working and i ws inn the highest doc could give me. But i never had side effects or anything. Then he tried cellcept which… read more