from what i've read, this doesn't seem safe.does anybody have any insight?
Am currently taking plaquinel,prednisone and motrin 800mg daily-dr. wants to add methotrexate?
- 18 Jan 2010 by tara kottman
- 5 Aug 2011
- motrin, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, methotrexate, prednisone, systemic lupus erythematosus
Added 22 Jan 2010:
i suffer from lupus-SLE,rhumatoid arthrits,fibromyalga,and a couple more...
From what I have read it's not safe,to many harmful side effects.Prednisone and Motrin in itself is risky but as long as you are being monitored and have shown no signs of any problems I would forgo the Methotrexate.If the medications your are already taking is not helping your condition suffiently then your doctor needs to come up with another way of helping without adding more meds that can be harmful to your system.Mongainchrist
GET OFF THE PREDNISONE!!! I'm 29 now, but when I was 17 I was put on pred. during a chemo. treatment session of about 6 months. I have both kinds of Lupus, arthritis, fibromyalgia, and CHRONIC pain. I gained 80 lbs. in 1 month of using 60mg. of Pred. After the 6 months of using pred. I have had to have both of my hips replaced as well as both of my knees and all my teeth removed. This all happened because of the high dosage of pred. What it did was cut off all the oxygen to my major joints (hips, knees, shoulders, elbows, etc.) and therefore I had to have those surgeries so far. When the surgeon did my first surgery, which was my right hip, he said it "literally fell apart" in his hands when he cut me open. I still have to have my shoulders and elbows replaced, but I'm trying to put it off as long as possible, but he said from the x-rays, my shoulders could go at any time!! Also, about the metho. it caused me such severe mouth ulcers, I had to quit taking it. It did the same thing to my Grandmother, who also has Lupus. If you have insurance, Enbrel is DEFINITELY the way to go. Then you don't need the pred. or the metho. It not only helped with my Lupus rashes, but with the pain and mobility issues I endured with Lupus. My ins. no longer pays for it and it's like $1400.00/month or I would ABSOLUTELY be on it. I hope this will help you, and if you need or want any more information that I might be of help, please let me know. I will be more than happy to help answer any of your questions. I've been on just about every medication you can imagine for my Lupus. (As a matter of fact, I'm still on Plaquenil now.)
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