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Methotrexate - Does it work? How long? Very confused! Help?

Posted 10 Jan 2011 by BionicMike 12 answers

On 12/9/10 I was diagnosed by my rheumatologist with Psoriatic Arthritis and Arthritis in my left hip (damage). The pain is severe (9-10 when unmedicated or really undermedicated). I am prescribe 100mcg of Fentanyl and methotrexate and meloxicam for analgesic relief and lamotrigine (like ...

Otezla - I've been taking it for a few months. The psoriasis has cleared but nothing for the?

Posted 4 Jun 2014 by mjadler77 4 answers

... arthritis. My hands, wrists and finger joints actually hurt more. Don't know if it's the medicine or I'm just getting worse

Prednisone - how much of this is safe?

Posted 9 Jun 2012 by mebissell 5 answers

I am allergic to sulfa and I was given Humira for arthritis. I got sores all over my mouth and throat and also on both legs just above the ankles. I no longer take the arthritis drug but still have the sores, the only thing I have found that helps is predisone. I would like to know if anyone knows ...

I have taken Lithium (600mg) for over 30 yrs. Now my kidneys numbers are on the borderline. I am?

Posted 7 Sep 2012 by wathy33 9 answers

... afraid of getting off. I had 25 shock treatments 35 years ago. I don't want to get sick again but the meds are ruining my kidneys and wonder if my muscle pain and jerking is not all arthritis related. I also shake a lot in my hands. I haven't much energy. Due to the kidney numbers I ...

Has anyone been on Lexapro and Prednisone at the same time? I had a high ANA titer and they?

Posted 16 Jan 2016 by blaaccypher 4 answers

Started me on the Prednisone as a precaution pretty high dose. I have been on it before for two years but not with Lexapro. Please help!!!

Psoriatic Arthritis - Has anyone had any side effects from the meds for Arthritis? I am on humira,?

Posted 9 Apr 2010 by pnevins 9 answers

... 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.

I have Psoriatic Arthritis & am suffering with constant mouth sores?

Posted 19 Nov 2010 by Kathy Fay 5 answers

I have Psoriatic Arthritis and have been taking Methotrexate since April. I have been suffering with mouth sores like never before. I have been prone to canker sores all of my life but never like this. I have read that taking Methotrexate can cause mouth sores but I do not know if the mouth sores ...

My Dr. wants to put me on ENBREL for psoriatic arthritis. Is anyone on this site taking it?

Posted 11 Jul 2009 by skilly 7 answers

I am terrified of the side effects

Psoriatic Arthritis: Has anyone found relief by living in a hotter climate?

Posted 6 Apr 2011 by meekmok 6 answers

I have PsA with some possible evidence of RA, as well. I currently live in Santa Cruz, CA, where the weather fluctuates a lot, both throughout the year and during the day (everyone wears layers; it can go hot to cold, sunny to cloudy and windy, in the same day). I've had symptoms of PsA for ...

Hi, I'm new to this board and to PA. I was diagnosed 3 weeks ago after about 6 months of progressive

Posted 1 Apr 2010 by helendorothy 8 answers

... weakness, joint stiffness and declining mobility. My general MD thought "it can't be arthritis" because my reumatoid factor and antibody test came back negative. My white blood cell count and sed rate were slightly elevated. After finally being referred to a reumatologist, he ...

Anyone had success taking Enbrel, alone, for psoriatic arthritis?

Posted 27 Jan 2011 by 1272ms 3 answers

I see on many sites Enbrel can help with psoriatic arthritis when taken with Methotrexate, however my doctor only prescribed the Enbrel. Have people had success with Enbrel only as a treatment for psoriatic arthritis? How long did it take before you noticed improvement?

Psoriatic Arthritis - Enbrel and male fertility?

Posted 4 Mar 2011 by zjr58 3 answers

Has anyone heard of data associated with male factor infertility or abnormal fetus development stemming from use of Enbrel for PA? My rheum suggested that I be off the drug for 3 weeks prior to conception, but was unable to point to any studies or data indicating any real risk. Thoughts?

Herniated Disc - I was diagnosed 2 years ago with a bulging disc in my lower back. This then?

Posted 13 Aug 2017 by Janeywom 2 answers

... coincided with me starting prednisone for my arthritis long term and haven't had issues since. 3/4 weeks ago I started down dosing as I'm not keen on being on them long term. Day 3 and backs gone again. I have pain in both legs, lower back and a numbness in my bottom and my bowels are ...

Has anyone ever tried using a half-dose of enbrel?

Posted 2 Mar 2010 by adam5000 4 answers

not just going down to one 25m shot a week, but doing two half- 25m shots per week... I keep getting sick when i do a shot, but im afraid the medicine wont work if i do a half shot. Has anyone ever tried something like this with success? I have psoriatic arthritis and the enbrel does wonders on my ...

Psoriatic Arthritis - Would glucosamine or chondroitin help?

Posted 28 May 2011 by coutuva 4 answers

First off, thanks so much for the responses - I really appreciate the straight answers, even though they confirmed a few fears. From what I've been able to gather, I seem to be at an early stage - my worst pain is in my hands - a varying dull ache punctuated by sharp or burning pain in the ...

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