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Date: 03.03.2015
From: Bekki

Subject: Medication advice

Hello everyone, I hope you're all keeping well.
I'm on methotrexate (6tablets weekly) been on them since November and not really seeing any benefits as of yet, more just the horrible sickness feeling that lasts for days. I'm trying to find out about other medicines I could ask to be put on as the sickness is interfering with work. Any advice would be greatly appreciated :)
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Date: 04.03.2015
From: sleek fox

Subject: Re: Medication advice

Have you spoken to your rheumy nurse and are you taking folic acid? That helps with the sickness. I had 5 days of folic acid. You could also ask them to reduce the dosage and build up more slowly. the other thing is a lot of people the it at night so you sleep through the sickness stage and it's gone by the morning.
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Date: 04.03.2015
From: lucy

Subject: Re: Medication advice

Hi Bekki, I agree with s/f in that you should speak to your rheumy nurse and if you are not feeling a lot of benefit from it soon then they may want to add something else. Plaquenil is meant to be one of the safer drugs that can be taken alongside it or sulphasalazine but best speak to them about it. x
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Date: 04.03.2015
From: Bekki

Subject: Re: Medication advice

Yes I'm taking folic acid. I've spoke to the nurses and hey said to give it til my next appointment in April. Thank you for your advice I just wanted the names of some other meds that I could suggest :)
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Date: 04.03.2015
From: Trevor B

Subject: Re: Medication advice

They can inject methotrexate if the tablets cause sickness that is too bad to cope with. It costs more thou so they don't often offer it. You could ask them. Definitely worth discussing your options with your rheumy nurse.
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