I'm SO sorry to hear that your meds aren't helping... :cry: Do you have a Rheumatologist or is your G.P. treating your S.L.E.?
No, I am not on Methotrexate, but I know that it usually makes people feel very sick. My doctors won't give me anything like that because they are too concerned about the virus which is circulating throughout my body. Under no circumstances will they give me immunosuppressive drugs because they are scared that the virus will finish me off... However, my Paediatrician/Paediatric Cardiologist prescribes Prednisone for me when I am struggling with very bad inflammation, e.g. lung problems, etc.
At the moment, I'm on:
*Epilim (for Epilepsy)
*Prozac (for Fibromyalgia) because the others have terrible side-effects for me and I am allergic to Sertraline (Zoloft)
*Zyrtec (for Allergic Rhinitis and Chronic Urticaria - Hives)
*Yasmin (for endocrine problems)
*Synflex (for suspected Endometriosis/menstrual problems) - only when menstruating
*Inflammide Novolizer (for Asthma)
*Ventolin (for Asthma)
*Combivent Solution for Inhalation (for Asthma) - only when needed though
*Nasonex (for Allergic Rhinitis, Nasal Polyps, etc.)
*Kenalog in Orabase (for oral ulcers)
*Scheriproct Ointment (for anal ulcers ops
*Ennablex (for Interstitial Cystitis) - only when needed though
*Zelnorm (for I.B.S.)
*Agiolax (for I.B.S.)
*High Potency Vitamin B Complex
*High Dose Omega 3 Fatty Acids
*Lipogen Lipotropic Formula (for liver not making enough bile salts)
*Calcium and Magnesium
*Multivitamin and Mineral Supplement
I'm also on meds for Pleurisy at the moment.