... medications cause problems with my kidneys?
29 Aug 2009
i have alotttttttt of different arthritis, and i asked the guy in the vitamin store to recommend something, since i do not want to take my pain meds. he suggested a multi enzyme, and green food fiber as a start..so, im only on day 1. sorry this isnt an answer to your question, but i just thought id tell ya about the advice i was given...
7 Oct 2009
Hi I too have Arthritis(Paladromic Rheumatoid Arthritis), I have been on salazopyrin which seemed to upset my bowel. I am on Plaquenil twice a day and take prednisolone if I get a flare up to control it and reduce the inflamation and pain. I was told I need my eyes checked regularly because of plaquenil, I didn't want to stay on prednisolone everyday low doses as it makes you hungry and bloats you (puts weight on). It is like a wonder drug! Yes but it like any drug has side effects. Look it up and talk to Dr. This is the first time I have heard about people on Folic acid, why is that?
6 Aug 2010
I am taking many of the same classes of meds. I saw a decrease in my kidney function and asked my Endocrinologist about it. He said that NSAIDs (Piroxicam, Aleve, etc.) are the most harmful for kidneys. It doesn't appear that you're taking any. I thought Prednisone would cause considerable damage but he said it really doesn't do much harm to them. Just stay away from non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and your kidneys should be much happier!
23 Dec 2010
Well, I am also on Methotrexate, folic acid and prednisone for RA. I don't think I am on requip but will look it up. I have regular tests for liver because of the above. My prednisone is fairly a low dose. I was wondering how your pain is doing. I still can't seem to get mine under control. I dropped red meat as it seems the RA gets worst. Have added Voltarern Gel for pain.
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