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    my dna (ds) is 75...

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    Dear mortifiedat52,

    Wow!!! What meds are you currently on? That is over the top high!! I hope you get control of it. I am praying for you.

    God Bless,

    Faith

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    that is high, I start to feel bad when mine is around 13. What medications are you taking?

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    i'm taking cellcept (2000 mg/day) and prednisone (5mg/day)..

    before that i was taking the predisone and imuran and steadily getting worse.. so at my last appointment, i told my rheum it wasn't working, something has to change, it's time to roll out the nukes...

    my rheum assures me that this is "very aggressive" treatment... i've gotten better, but still have pain in my hands and feet all the time... trying to be patient and give these drugs time to work...

    i could tell that my rheum was shocked by my high dna test.. but i didn't realize how bad it was til i saw the numbers from other people on this thread..

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    In my case why DNA was not going down so I went with 5 treatments of IV Cytoxan. After the first IV treatment it cut the DNA numbers in half. then after that I been on Cellcept 2000mg and predinisone 7.5mg and 400 Plaqunil for last 10 yrs as maintenence. I did ok and keep my DNA numbers around 10.
    hopfully things work out you for good.

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