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Date: 14.01.2010
From: kazza

Subject: What next?

I have been on Sulphasalazine for 11 weeks now and am not noticing any improvements whatsoever!
I am also taking 25mg of prednisalone, which is the only drug that controls it but the dosage it gradually getting higher and higher. I am also tkaing celecoxib, omeprazole, and iron tabs.
I am due to see the rheumy in 2 weeks and was wondering what he is likely to do. Will he change the sulphasalazine or add somehting to it??
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Date: 14.01.2010
From: val

Subject: Re: What next?

hi can not help u but bumping this back up so some one sees it good luck
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Date: 14.01.2010
From: kylee

Subject: Re: What next?

hi i to had same problems and was put on to methatexate i found this drug to harsh and was getting to may side affects i am now on laflunomide
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Date: 14.01.2010
From: Angela

Subject: Re: What next?

Hi Kazza, Was on sulfasalizine for 7 months and no change, so Rhummy added MTX, and been on both for 3-4 months now.
Not as stiff now, and think its helping.
Had no bad side effects but last bloods did show slight high on adnormal liver function which is being watched.
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Date: 15.01.2010
From: kazza

Subject: Re: What next?

So, does that mean he will keep me on them for longer to see if they give any benefit or will they give me something aswell. I hate the thought of being in the same position for another 3 months.
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Date: 15.01.2010
From: Angela

Subject: Re: What next?

I imagine when you see your rhummy he might put you on MTX as well as sulfasalizine, but they do say to give sulfa 3 months to kick in,so he might just ask you to wait and see.
Why dont you have a good chat with him and tell him how you feel.
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Date: 15.01.2010
From: kazza

Subject: Re: What next?

Ok will do, I just hate the thought of putting these chemicals in my body when they aren't doing any good.
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