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  1. 23 with arthritis?
    ... mask the symptoms. There's Methotrexate, Plaquenil, Arava , Minocin or Sulfasalazine. More powerful meds called...

  2. Frustrated and need advice, please....
    ... some of the other early stage DMARDs - Methotrexate, Arava , or Minocin. As far as the NSAIDs go, it's a toss...

  3. Inflammatory Arthritis
    ... modifying drug, a DMARD, like one of these: methotrexate, arava , plaquenil, minocin, enbrel, humira, remicade, orencia...

  4. Help with psoriatic arthritis
    ... taken off it immediately. I then went on Leflunomide ( Arava ) and this suited me the most, it helped with my joints...

  5. Symptoms of R.A.? (runs in family)
    ... DMARDs) these include Methotrexate (MTX), Minocin, Arava , Plaquenil and Imuran. They may be used together or...

  6. Chronic Synovitis anyone?
    ... rheumy to get you on DMARDs, long acting meds. I take Arava , Dolobid, Azulfidine, oral pred as needed and my rheumy...

  7. Plaquenil
    ... combination with other meds including methotrexate, arava and imuran. I stopped taking it to try Enbrel. ...
    ... information on it to give to his Dr. He has tried arava and Enbrel with no relief at all and my insurance...

  8. rheumatoid arthritis
    ... methotrexate once a week along with the folic acid and arava and the enbrel. My dr said the most he ever gave...

  9. Amyloidosis and Ankylosing Spondylitis
    ... within an hour so they took me off that put me onto arava which after two doses made me pass out so they took...

  10. Cysts in hip
    ... one a day and that combined with my regular RA meds, Arava small every other day dose, Dolobid and Azulfidine...

  11. raised liver enzymes
    ... drug I have had over the five years was leflunomide ( arava ), it made me feel better, but it gave me terrible...

  12. FUTURE OP - Help
    ... had two blood clots. Been on all sulphasalazine, arava , methotrex etc. Tried to get Humira last year and...

  13. When nothing but predisone works??????
    ... Hi Maebelle, I could not keep taking it but Arava stopped my joint pains for almost a year, I was just...

  14. So tired of this now
    ... and prednisone if you are flaring. This could be Arava , MTX, Biologics etc. I am still trying to work up...

  15. Sudden pain in hip feels like it is slipping???
    ... I had unrelenting pain in both hips and was put on Arava but could not stay on it and also given Lidocaine...
    ... I had unrelenting pain in both hips and was put on Arava but could not stay on it and also given Lidocaine...

  16. Enbrel
    ... for me. Prior to Enbrel I was on metholtrexate, Arava ?, plaquenil, and other drugs. The combination of...

  17. 19 year old arthiritis
    ... task for me.At present I am taking these medicines:1. Arava -10 mg 2.Methotrexate-7.5 mg 3. Folic Acid and Calcium ... SGOT/SGPT rise & heavy rashes caused. Been taking Arava 10 mg for the last 2 mths.A new development has taken...
    ... my hair fell out. I then went on to leflunomide ( arava ) and that suited me well, only problem being caused ... than anything, and out of the dmards - leflunomide ( arava ) was the best for me. I hope you find something to...

  18. Pain...
    ... (don't know what it is). She has me on Enbrel & Arava for the Rheumatoid. Real bad things happened with...

  19. Mobic
    ... lternatives to conventional meds. I've tried most of them ( Arava , Embrel, MTX, Mobic, Celebrex, etc...) with little...
    ... 2004 I was placed on Embrel, but later changed to Arava . I am currently taking MTX, Arava, and Mobic. However...

  20. Travel Innoculations
    ... I have RA. Currently on Humira shots and Arava -- controlling RA very well. Want to go to Costa Rica...

  21. Humira, rheumatoid arthritis,pain
    ... Additionally, I am on 10mg of prednisone & 20 mg of arava . I haven't noticed a significant improvement since...

  22. Psoriatic arthritis
    ... falling out and this has started just after stopping the arava (leflunomide) which is weird. I have tried to lose...

  23. Joint pain in hands - what to do?
    ... on all the dmards and am presently on leflunomide ( arava ). I wear splints on my wrists as at present being...
    ... on all the dmards and am presently on leflunomide ( arava ). I wear splints on my wrists as at present being...

  24. Which Arthritis-Pain Medicine Works Best?
    ... meds out there, i have tried many. I am currently on arava , prednisone, folic acid, vicodin for pain, for depression...

  25. Methatrexate and nausea
    ... which the docs call a "steroid sparer/atrecher" , arava , dapsone and a chemo tablet which i cant spell the...

  26. Meds And Arthritis??????
    ... MODIFYING ANTI RHEUMATIC DRUGS SUCH AS METHOTREXATE, ARAVA IMURAN THEN THERE ARE THE ANTI TNF/BIOLOGICS SUCH ... DELTRACORTRIL/PREDENISOL 15MG IMURAN 25MG EVERY 12 HRS ARAVA 20MG DURAGESIC/FENTANYL PATCH 100 ACTIQ/FENTANYL...

  27. arthritis in feet
    ... dislocate, they then bruise, and hurt for days. I am on Arava (Leflunomide), Diclofenac, Propanolol, and Omezaprole...

  28. PSA Psoriatic Arthropathy
    ... Ronnie I hope you read this and are improving, hows the arava going now, it doesnt bother my tummy at all tou should ... although since Im off the MTX(methotrexate) and on the Arava Ive less swelling and morning stiffness. Hope to...
    ... for your comments. Does anyone have hair loss on arava (leflunomide)? Does anyone with Psoriatic Arthritis...
    ... Im on both steroids and arava but since I started the arava and when I was on low...

  29. Getting tested
    ... 000 mg of just glucoamin daily for the Osteo. I'm on Arava & will be starting enbrel hopefully in the next week...

  30. polymiagra?
    ... for 4 years and gained over 100 lbs, then was put on arava , and was taken off of that because of some lawsuit...

  31. Has anyone used "Enbrel" treatment???
    ... all of the other meds that I was on (Methotrexate, Arava , Prednisone), and I don't even require anything for...

  32. Prednisone Dosage
    ... want to put me on humeria after I've had reactions to arava and remicade. My husband is as scared as I am to try...

  33. Back from my rheumatologist
    ... enabled me to get off of Prednisone, Methotrexate and Arava , and I very, very rarely take anything for pain these...

  34. degenerative joint disease
    ... relaxer), Lodine (anti-inflammatory), 4500 mg Tylenol, Arava (Rheumatoid) & the trusty old Wellbutrin...my happy...

  35. enbrel & arthristis
    ... what a world of difference. I was on Methotrexate, Arava and Prednisone, not to mention the pain meds I was...

  36. Any successful alternative therapies?
    ... have tried sulfa salazine? I know the metx and Arava sent my liver enzymes thru the roof so I had to stop...

  37. info on Remicade (infliximab) and rheumatoid arthritis, Please!?!
    ... been able to get off of the Methotrexate, only on Arava (hopefully to get off of that in the next couple of...

  38. remicade, humira, embrel or orencia
    ... Methotrexate and hopefully will not have to take the Arava after my next doctors visit. My rheumy suggested...

  39. Predisone
    ... a low dose of prednisone (5mg) per day along with Arava . I'm also on Ebrel (just finished 2nd week). While ... I was just on the Pred and Arava , I still had a lot of pain and I thought there was...

  40. Enbrel
    ... I started taking the shots I was on Prednisone and Arava and STILL was in pain. Once I started the Enbrel...

  41. enbrel side effect
    ... for some of you. I'm currently on Prednisone and Arava but they are no longer working and my morning and...
    ... any other meds? I am still on the Methotrexate and Arava along with the Humira injections. I am hoping that ... working well that I can get off of the Methotrexate and Arava . Has anyone ever done this and did well without the...
    ... My Rheumy is going to keep me on the Prednisone and Arava I guess until he sees how I do on the Enbrel. I would...
    ... should be less stressful. I'm still on Prednisone and Arava along with Enbrel. I, too, have injection site reactions...
    ... without it then he said we would talk about reducing the Arava . An injection every two weeks and no other meds....

  42. psoriatic arthritis
    ... hands again, Ive come off methotrexate and am now on arava I only have so far missed one week of MTX but I have ... although my scalp psorisis is terrible, Im now or arava and it makes me dizzy and a bit drowsy for a while...
    ... falling out although some of that is down to the MTX and arava . Are you also on oral steroids at the mo??or a lot ... all monday night until wednesday, Im now on 20mg of Arava and although shortly after i take it I feel dizzy ... feel better since coming offthe MTX and being on the arava , Im resting a lot which is really helping keep the...
    ... all done, which is annoying The DMARDS im on are arava same as you (leflunomide) or however its spelt. considerin...
    ... the same as you, rheumy and splints and gp. Back on Arava (Leflunomide) still on steroids. Consultant said...

  43. Leflunomide prescribed for Rheumatoid. Side-effects?
    ... Rheumatologist. It is also known by the brand name Arava . I am current taking a prescription of Methatrexate...
    ... Hi. My rheumatologist has had me on Arava for about 3 weeks. No noticeable side effects. My...
    ... Re Arava, I took arava for 4weeks and my face came out in a wet weepy rash ... stevens johnson syndrome which can be a side effect of Arava . Luckily the rash went away and hasn't ever came back ... . I also read a newspaper article about Arava and it wasn't good news....
    ... Re Arava, I took arava for 4weeks and my face came out in a wet weepy rash ... stevens johnson syndrome which can be a side effect of Arava . Luckily the rash went away and hasn't ever came back ... . I also read a newspaper article about Arava and it wasn't good news....
    ... I have been on Arava along with Methotrexate now for about 6 months. Not ... improved. I have had no side effects whatsoever from the Arava . I do have some nausea and tiredness from the Methotrexat...

  44. humira / remicade
    ... to see good results. I also am on Methotrexate and Arava and I can tell that has helped alot. Not sure...

  45. Lowering Prednisone
    ... return also. Finally the Methotrexate along with Arava kicked in and I was able to slowly wean off of it...
    ... swelling was returning. Then the dr. started me on Arava along with the Methotrexate, which I really think...

  46. Prednisone
    ... throughout the day. He now has me on another med called Arava for a few weeks and I should watch out for side effects...

  47. Aleve not working
    ... keep me on it. He's got me on another RA med called Arava . I've only been on that for 2 days so I don't know...

  48. Prednisone???
    ... weeks as my rheumy has been away and the new meds ARAVA didnt work for me and he told me to go on pred til...

  49. Anyone on methotrexate for RA?
    ... working and he wants to put her on methotrexate or arava (SP?). My cousin is aware of the side effects of...
    ... It just simply didnt work for me. I was then put on Arava which I took three doses of and nearly passed out...

  50. Enbrel, Humeria, Remicade ?????
    ... one is a good one to start with. I am currently on Arava and Methotrexate and am not getting the results I...
    ... away and made me rather ill my rhemy then put me on Arava but that made me so sick in the stomach and headaches...

  51. Arava.. has anyone heard of it?
    ... I have been on Arava about 1 month now. Can't really tell if it is helping ... to wean me down off of it, so I will just be on the Arava . I put a post out when I first started on Arava...
    ... Arava has been around for about the past 7 years or so. ... medications. Dont be afraid to try it. If you type ARAVA into your browser, several sites will come up and...
    ... I've been on arava a couple of times but can never seem to stay on it...
    ... Sore throats and rash I just couldnt take it anymore. Arava sounds alot more gentler but it is for RA and i dont...
    ... every kind of drug invented. Now I'm going to begin Arava . I certainly hope it helps. My doctor took me off ... it's taken her this long to finally prescribe the Arava . Like I said I sure hope it works. Merry Christmas...
    ... have decided though that I am not going to start the Arava for a couple of weeks yet. This is the best I have...
    ... weekly methotrexate injections and my doctor prescribed Arava but I researched on the internet and found some pretty...
    ... Hi Ruby, What did you find out about the Arava ? Surely it couldnt be any worse than the Methx? The ... that made me not take it for years just in fear. If Arava is worse I'd rather something else. I did start to ... take the Arava but didnt feel very good so stopped it but just saw...

  52. Questions About Ankylosing Spondylitis
    ... I started on celebrex went to methx and am now on Arava and have had to take prednisone now til my rheumy...

  53. Menopause And Ra
    ... a new Rheumatologist and he gave me information on Arava , Cellcept, Cyclosporin and Imuran. He said they were...

  54. Ladies on Methx I need advice!!
    ... quality of life. He now has me on something called Arava . I havent heard of this one but it is apparently alot...

  55. Starting on Arava
    ... I've never taken Arava . Good luck with that tapering off the prednisone....
    ... I want to get completely off of it. I hope the Arava and the Methotrexate take over and allow me to do...

  56. Having RA and Starting a Family
    ... kids and because i had - i year prior to that - taken arava , my doctor decided for me to take the cleansing system...

  57. Just started Plaquenil
    ... quite do the trick by itself. Tried Methotrexate and Arava and couldn't take either. I'm now on Enbrel and its...
    ... blood counts, although it was probably the MTX and Arava . My arthritis has yet to respond to anything but...
    ... while taking it. At that point the doc switched me to Arava , which worked great, but not quite good enough for...

  58. enbrel and anemia
    ... my blood counts dropping on both Methotrexate and Arava but since I've dropped those and only take the Enbrel...

  59. Has anyones RA started like this..
    ... wanes. I now have a drug regimen: 5mg prednisone, Arava , Celebrex every day. Don't give up--and I believe...

  60. Prednisone - 5mg.
    ... Modifying Anti-Rheumatic Drug) like Methotrexate, Arava , Humira, Enbrel, Remicade, or Kineret. Also I think ... bed and hobble to the bathroom. I was also given Arava for about four months with little or no success, my ... doctor added Methotrexate and I took myself off Arava . About 4 months later I still had little or no success...

  61. Bisphosphonates & Rheumatoid Arthritis
    ... I believe it was the actonel. I have taken mtx, arava and many other things with no side effects. I have...

  62. Question re Methotextrate side-effects
    ... I really miss my cocktails though. I am also on Arava . I think the combination of the two have really helped...

  63. Plaquenil vs Methotroxate????
    ... helped keep things under control. I take Mtx with Arava - Mtx is often cocktailed with another drug. The Mtx ... much alone, hence we added another drug... and if the Arava (for me) hits a plateau my rheumy says he would combine...
    ... helped keep things under control. I take Mtx with Arava - Mtx is often cocktailed with another drug. The Mtx ... much alone, hence we added another drug... and if the Arava (for me) hits a plateau my rheumy says he would combine...
    ... are giving it 4 more weeks and then I am starting Arava . I won't be sad to discontinue the MTX. I feel worse...
    ... are giving it 4 more weeks and then I am starting Arava . I won't be sad to discontinue the MTX. I feel worse...

  64. psoriatic arthritis
    ... prescibed any DMARDs? I've been on Methotrexate and Arava in combination and have no more problems with the...
    ... mtx alone didn't control my PA ...I needed Mtx and Arava . My doctor tries to keep me on the lowest doses possible ... doctor said he would keep me on Mtx if I switch from Arava to Enbrel or even Remicade....

  65. sternum pain!!
    ... with Disease Modifying drugs like methotrexate and arava and have really reduced the number of flares. This...

  66. Methotrexate
    ... the trade off. My doctor cocktailed the mtx with arava and I can truly say that the combination to the two...

  67. Anyone else in here who is young with RA?
    ... still not managing the pain and inflammation he added Arava ....I have to tell you that that combo of MTX and Arava...

  68. Moving on to Remicade?
    ... something I never thought I could do. I alrady tried mtx, arava , sulfazamine, and other stuff that didnt help much...

  69. Enbrel
    ... been on methotrextate for about 20 years, along with Arava for about two years. Any feedback would be much appreciate...

  70. Seronegative RA
    ... and severe mouth and throat sores. She considered Arava but the mortality rate i read on the net was disturbing...

  71. Arava vs methatrexate
    ... I have been on both mtx and arava . Had fairly good results with both. No side effects ... to be able to drink alcohol. I wanted to stop the arava because I heard it had bad side effects (althouhg...
    ... well. I hope i can get it someday. Decided to give Arava a miss. Too many bad reports on the net of deaths...

  72. RA meds
    ... Megpat - Thanks for your reply. I am taking Plaquenil, Arava , Prednisone, and the Kineret. Kineret is a daily injection...

  73. Rheumatoid Arthritis and the skin
    ... ve been this way for a long time. My meds include Arava , Celebrex and Remicade. I don't know if its from...
    ... wont let it get the best of me. I have been thru mtx, arava , asulfadine, vioxx, celebrex, HRT, and now enbrel...

  74. 1st dose down! Phew!
    ... diagnosed 4 1/2 yrs ago... was on Plaquenil, then Arava , now back to Plaquenil as Arava stopped working, and...

  75. Plaquenil
    ... mental probs on prednisone so keep it low. Started Arava which worked wonders then failed, now on Arava, prednisone...


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