Subject: How do arthritis drugs work?
I've been having some good success with reduced inflammation recently having modified my diet further - taking an SCD type (gut healing) yogurt almost every day (to out compete the Klebsiella bacteria in my gut and prevent adhesion to my intestines)
I've also been doing some reading on arthritis drugs and piecing together how they help people with pain and joint damage.
After reading about hydroxychloroquine (plaquenil) last week and noticing that it was an anti-malaria drug also used in Lyme disease - I was curious about how it does its stuff. It appears that hydroxy effectively disables bacteria from the inside.
Looking at sulphasalasine - I was then interested that it was also an antibiotic of sorts although its termed as a dmard - the sulpha part acts against Proteus bacteria - until they become resistant strains.
With Methodrexate - I was always thought it was an immuno suppressant but knew it was a Cancer drug - however one of the things it does is stop bacteria from multiplying (stops cell division in Cancer).