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ninny5
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   Posted 7/13/2007 3:09 PM (GMT -7)   
I JUST WANTED SOME COMMENTS ON ARAVA IS THIS BETTER THEN MTX? I SEE THAT SOME TAKE BOTH.

CaMama
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   Posted 7/13/2007 11:23 PM (GMT -7)   
They are in the same category, but as docs will say "same but different" which means you could be completely non-responsive to one, but respond to the other just fine.
 
My experience: I feltnreally rotten on methotrexate (took in 2002). I've been on arava since April now.....it is helping - whereas I didn't notice as much w/mthx (but a lot was going on then as well and I started it w/other meds.)  I don't feel as rotten - but this time I knew to increase the H20, take Folic Acid, and B complex from the get-go.....don't know if that is a factor, as noone told me to do that until 8 months later on mtx.  When I started the mthx, I was still in baby fog as i was only 7 mo. post partum and had a difficult time overall from having baby - which also set off a severe flare a mere 10 hours after having him and it lasted for quite some time.....
 
I'm having some issues right now that may be a result of the arava or prolong effects from a severe case of strep and a virus in May/June. Nothing serious so far (knock on wood), just annoying more than anything. Time will tell.
 
Does any of this babble help you at all? tongue
Good luck. ****

Oh - they do have a med to get arava out of your system quickly if you respond poorly to it. apparently (and I find this scary) it can stay in your system up to 2 years or something!


 

Post Edited (CaMama) : 7/14/2007 12:28:38 AM (GMT-6)


ninny5
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   Posted 7/14/2007 4:35 AM (GMT -7)   
THAY SAID NOT TO TAKE THE FOLIC ACID WITH IT. I THINK I WILL ANYWAY. TOOK FIRST DOSE YESTERDAY. ONLY PROBLEM I HAD TO MAKE MYSELF EAT. BUT THAT COULD BE FROM ALL I HAVE WENT THRU. THIS IS JUST HORRIBLE. I CAN NOT BELIEVE WHAT A PERSON CAN GO THRU. THANKS AND GOD BLESS

CaMama
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   Posted 7/14/2007 8:26 AM (GMT -7)   

Hmmm, I wonder why they said not to take folic acid. If you find out, let me know. It was my pcp who said to do it - not my rhuemy. . . . . I should maybe look in to that.

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