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jmss2441 posted:
I have had mild active RA since 2006. My hands are affected, currently only the right hand, seldom flares of swelling or pain; I am doing fine with methotrexate (4 tabs = 10mg) once per week with folic acid everyday except day of methotrexate. My new rheumy started me on plaquenil. Within one week I was sick with cramps, diarrhea, nausea. She changed the dosage; no improvement. It has more side effects than benefits. Now she wants to add injections once per month. I have no symptoms from my RA (swelling, pain, stiffness, etc.)except when I aggrevate the right hand, but she keeps pushing. I don't want to take anything else. I have other health problems and am taking too much medication now.
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