... prednisone, methotrexate, and celebrex. My stomach has been bothering me and I have been having these pins and needles feelings for a bit now. I just wen to teh doc yesterday and they did some blood work and want to try something else. I have been on these for well over a year now.
pnevins: I personally can not take methotrexate, I tried it for a yr. and finally gave up as my stomach just couldn't handle it anymore. I hv never been on humira, but the people I know who are seem to be very pleased with the results. Prednisone I am on now. 20 mg. for 2 wks. then 5mg. to come off it. I am just doing it for flares that I am having that are out of control. prednisone could very well be your stomach problem. Its hard to say, but hang in there and keep trying, do not give up. How may methotrexate do you take? You may could reduce the number and that may help. It takes a while to find what works. I am on Remicade and it has not worked for me yet.
Hello pnevins; Man, if You were on Prednisone and Celebrex at the same time, I do believe I can understand why your stomach's bothering you... let alone mixing those two horrors with methotrexate and Humira, WoW! You need to see a Gastroenterologist asap or you're going to be a very sorry Boy. If you should happen by the office of the Dr. who allowed you to do all those drugs at once, you need to give him a good swift kick. Sacosam
I have RA & the dr putme on prednisone, methotrexate, tramadol, folic acid, zantac. When you are taking prednisone & methotrexate you have to take some type of zantac,nexium,etc. Those will stop the pain with your stomach. You mst take those before you take the other meds. Try seeing you a specialist(rheumatologist) asap! The folic acid goes along with the methotrexate. Good luck! Let me know how things work out for you, ok.
I am not surprised your stomach has been bothering you. The group of drugs you are taking are very bad news for your stomach. I was taking methotrexate, celebrex, atenolol and nurofen. I already had diagnosed stomach problems - gastritis, ulcerative duodenitis, hiatus hernia and reflux, and was taking Somac for this. My rheumatologist knew all about my stomach problems but insisted I needed to take the methotrexate and celebrex. I stopped the celebrex and nurofen myself, as I couldn't take the stomach pain and reflux any more. Unfortunately, I am still having intense long lasting stomach pain and discomfort from the methotrexate, and I will be asking my rheuamatologist to take me off it. My pain and inflammation is worse, being off the celebrex, but I don't have any options.
I have been on Humira for about 2 years now. No major side effects. Also on MTX, 20 mg. The only problem I'm having is weight gain. Struggling to keep the weight off with exercise. Actually I don't think this stuff is working. I don't feel any worse but I don't feel any better either. I have RA and PSA. Also have a slight stomach pain which I believe is from other meds I take.
I really think you have to weigh the benefits v side effects and then discuss with your doctor. In my case, my doctor told me its time to hang up the Batman costume and buy size 34 pants. The benefits far outweigh the side effects.
Hi pnevins; You mention Psoriatic Arthritis? i've never heard of it... but... I came down with Polymyalgia Rheumatica "PMR" which is a very painful offshoot of osteoarthritis. My Dr. put me on a heavy dose of prednisone for several months , to knock my PMR down to where I could at least walk. As a result, both my upper arms, elbow to shoulder became infected ? "infested"? with Psoriasis which lasted appx. 6 mos. is that what you refer to when you say "Psoriatic Arthritis"! Sacosam
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