My name is Kathy and I have SLE Lupus. I want to welcome you to the site.
I am wondering if maybe you could mention to your doctor to see if they can switch the Methotrexate to Imuran and increase the Plaquenil to 400 mg a day. I know with me they had to do this and also they had to switch the Votaren which is the other name for Diclofenac to Sulindac. These are just some ideas that you could discuss with your doctor.
There are a lot of good folks that come in here and some of them may have better information. Please keep posting.
Lupus for many years. Like most of my life. Sjogrens that started at 35 and Scoliosis, Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Osteo-Arthritis of the spine, Ankylosing Spondilitis, Periferal Neuropathy, mild CP and now just recently diagnosed with PA. I had a disc replaced in December of 2007.
Plaquenil, Sulindac, Imuran, Celiac diet, Tramadol and B12 shot once a month.