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Date: 16.06.2010
From: paul

Subject: Leflunomide

Hi all,

Not been that well so not been logging on.
Methotrexate is now toxic to me even at low dosages, was up to 20mg then down to 10mg but still sick and nausea.
Yesterday i was taken off MTX and was checked out for anti-tnf which i passed with flying colours.
In 6 weeks i will be taking some form of anti-tnf treatment but in the meantime i have been placed on Leflunomide.
I have never heard of this drug until yesterday, has anyone else been on it etc?

regards

Paul
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Date: 16.06.2010
From: connor

Subject: Re: Leflunomide

Hello Paul,

My problem is Psoriatic Arthritis.

Have been on MTX @ 20mg per week, but due to the fatique it causes I'm hoping I can go down to 10mg per week.

Have been on Leflunomide for two weeks now at 10mg per day and so far have not noticed any improvement, but I've not noticed any extra side effects from it either.

Hope it suits you mate.

Regards Connor.
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Date: 16.06.2010
From: paul

Subject: Re: Leflunomide

cheers Connor,

to go a week without chucking up and feeling like i'll faint will be a blessing.. i heard it takes a wee while for this drug to kick in.

regards

Paul
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Date: 16.06.2010
From: Eugene

Subject: Re: Leflunomide

Hi Paul,

I'm about to commence Leflunomide as well. Took MTX several years ago but had to stop as it affected my liver! Been on anti-tnf too, fantastic for my RA and fibromyalgia, but again unfortunately after just over 2 years, had to come off as kept getting repeated serious infections.
I'm due to start Leflunomide next week in conjunction with steriods (which help!).
Let us know how you get on, maybe we can compare notes!
Good luck mate
Eugene
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