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    softee2 posted:
    Has anyone tried Methotrexate
    RubyRed777 responded:
    I was taking that, but it only helped a little. The joint inflammation and pain returned while on this.

    Prednisone works but nothing else takes away the pain. In case you don't know Prednisone is a steroid and most doctors won't prescribe it for long term use, so soon I will be searching for a new drug.

    I haven't officially been diagnosed, but I'm about 98% positive that I have Lupus and Sjorgens. My income is small from teaching at a community college as an adjunct. I don't have insurance and finding a rheumatologist is difficult without money! I finally found one who will see me, but it will be at least a month.

    My biggest hurdle is dealing with an emotionally abusive mother, who can't seem to understand that this condition is bad. She is acting like this is an inconvenience to her. Her own health issues and problems are worse than what I'm facing, in her mind. She's 70 and can run circles around me!!! I live with a martyr!
    An_266564 responded:
    Yes, it seems to work well for me,but each person is different. It does tend to cause me to get mouth sores and sometimes sore throats. I have learned, if you take Lysine (OTC) at the first sign of mouth irritation it helps tremendously, and sometimes it will head it off completely. Also a healthy, diet, sufficient sleep and reduced stress will help stave off mouth sores. When you are taking methotrexate, you have to skip your dose when you are taking antibiotics, or if you are ill with things like a cold, flu, etc. as methotrexate does suppress the immune system. Also don't get discouraged because sometimes it takes weeks or months for you to get the full advantage of the medication. But I've found it to be better than most.
    softee2 replied to An_266564's response:
    Thanks I'll not take that again since I've taken it the end of October I've had discomfort in my lower abdomen took a Catscan on Tuesday awaiting the results

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