Arthritis Forum
Home.

News.

Personal Stories. Links. Message Board.  
Arthritis Forum  
Add your comments to this topic Start a new topic
Date: 25.08.2017
From: Bekki

Subject: Medication...

I was on mtx when first diagnosed, didn't work for me.
Was put on sulfasalazine 4 tablets a day, was helping a little but nothing spectacular, upped to 6 tablets a day and now it just seems to be messing with my white cell count, seems to be I have two weeks on the tablets then two weeks off cos of low results. Ive asked for a steroid injection to try and help me through but does anyone else think it may be worth trying a different medication since a pattern has emerged?
reply | back to forum

Date: 26.08.2017
From: lucy

Subject: Re: Medication...

Hi Bekki, You could ask for plaquenil as it's meant to be one of the less toxic drugs, it made me feel a lot better when I started it many years ago along with sulphasalazine. I didn't find mtx helped me either. x
reply | back to forum

Date: 09.09.2017
From: Bekki

Subject: Re: Medication...

Thanks for the reply Lucy, spoke to the rheumatologist and he said he's not concerned with my white blood cell count dropping, just if my neutrophils drop below 1.5 then I have to change medication.
reply | back to forum

 

Add your comments to this topic
Subject:
Please type your comment here:

Your name:
email:

3+7=
(This sum is to help prevent automatic spamming through this page - thank-you)


top

Site design: T - Creative Home | News | Personal Stories | Links | Message Board