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When do I know it is time to consider a biologic?

I take take Placquinil 200mg daily, I stopped Methotrexate injections because I did not feel the benefit, I also stopped Cymbalta 60mg daily. But perhaps I am harming myself by not taking the drugs?

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How much methotrexate is used when beginning Orencia?

I have been taking methotrexate and Remicade infusions. The Remicade has also caused lupus so they are changing me to methotrexate and Orencia, beginning with an infusion and shot together to jump start and then weekly shots of the methotrexate and Orencia. I was wonder what would be a good dose of methotrexate to begin with as I will be beginning the Orencia soon.

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Do you have to take methotrexate with Orencia?

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Am thinking of beginning Rituxan; can you give me information on this drug?

Am presently on Humira and have been for about a year. The Humira was increased from bi-weekly to weekly in the beginning of April. 40 mg/0.8ML (Inject)
Have also been injecting Methotrexate 1X/wk.

Pain has lessened but is not in remission. Am also on Prednisone 5mg and have been for about 4 yrs.

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Please provide me with information about psoriatic arthritis and pain control

The current medical treatments do not address aberrant genetic signaling problems that include MHC and dendrytic cells. I am concerned about the toxic effects of Methotrexate which causes WBC suppression, depletion of folate and potential for hepatic, cardiac, and pulmonary complications as well as a risk of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

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My mom has multiple conditions: arthritis, psoriasis, and pulmonary fibrosis are they related?

My mom also has spinal stenosis related to the arthritis. She gets epidurals and the doc there told her she has DJD, not RA. My grandmother had arthritis, but my niece has RA. What is the likelihood that my mom's conditions are all related? How do we know if she has psoriatic arthritis?

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I was given a diagnosis of RA and Lupus. I feel I do not have lupus, no clinical signs. Can a doctor go on blood tests only?

I take part in the data base research study.

I was given a diagnosis of RA and Lupus and have been treated with plaquenil for many years. I feel I do not have lupus, no clinical signs. Can a doctor go on blood tests only?

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How many alcoholic drinks per week may a person on mtx have?

Is it relatively safe to have 1 or 2 alcoholic drinks per week if I give myself 12.5 mg of methotrexate per week?

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How long should mtx take to work, especially on scleritis (eye inflamation?)

I'm on Enbrel, sulfasalazine, prednisone, and have recently added mtx to try to get my eye under control. It has been red and inflamed for 3 months. After 3 weeks of mtx my dose went up to 20 mg, and after 4 weeks total I have seen no improvement. I'm worried it is not going to work at all, and not sure what the next step would be.

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