Hey Monkey, I'm new to this forum...I've been following this conversation. I'm interested in how methotrexate works for you. Right now I take 600mg of plaquinil and azithroprine(immuran)sp??...along with an anti-depressent, something to help me sleep, and a water pill. I still have flares. The doctor s were talking about putting me on methotrexate. I read the side effects can be pretty rough. I hate prednisone. For one I can't afford the weight gain, and it also messes up my stomach. You said it sucks...how does it affect you?[/quote]
46 year old mother of two diagnosed with SLE 2 yrs ago.
Meds: Plaquinil, azathrioprine, cymbalta, water pill, folic acid, low dose asprin, and a medication to help me sleep.