New meds..Prednisone, Metho, Cellcept and/or Imuran...??
Ok so since the birth of my daughter when I obtained my first remission, I have begun to show signs and symptoms physically and through blood work of active disease again. I have been on the Plaquenil the whole time(about 2 yrs or more)and it is not working. After I see my rheumy this summer sometime she is prob going to start prednisone. I have been on it a few days in the past and it worked for my symptoms but after I finished the prescrip everything came back. She had said if it helps with flaring but I continue to flare when coming off the prednisone then she will put me on a maintenance dose and add either Methotrexate, Cellcept or Imuran.
I am just wondering about everyone's experience with these meds(side effects..how well it worked..etc) and particularly in regards to the "chemo's"...did anyone lose their hair? I already have thin hair and lose some due to lupus..not in clumps but it is thinner...
Thanks all. Hope you are well! -Lupie Britt aka Miss LadyBug
*LadyBug*- Epilepsy Dx: 2003 & UCTD w/SLE features Dx: 2009 SLE/Lupus Dx: May 12th 2011--Current Meds:
Methotrexate- 2.5mg 4 pills 1x/week
Folic Acid- 1mg 1x/day
Protonix 40mg 1x/day
Bentyl- 10mg 4x/day, Miralax- 17g 1x/day
Vit. D 800IU's 1x/day
Lyrica- 75mg 1x/day
Flonase 50mcg 2 sprays each 1x/day
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