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Kibbles
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Date Joined Mar 2007
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   Posted 9/13/2007 4:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey everyone, it's been forever since I've written anything, but I always get on here and read posts.
My question is..does anyone know about whether or not I can take Aclyclovir along with MTX and Enbrel? I hope someone knows what I'm talking about here, I don't really want to spell it out if ya know what i mean.:)
Count your Blessings, Joy
 
 RA :  Meds: Prednisone, mtx, Enbrel


erin.K
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   Posted 9/14/2007 10:29 AM (GMT -7)   
hi joy!
the only thing that brings a warning sign to me in my opinion would be that concurrent use with MTX & acyclovir.  there is a labeled "drug/drug" interaction with the use of those 2 together.
not saying that they absolutely can not be taken together BUT I WOULD GET THE OK from the physician FIRST before taking it.
it might be like a "stop your RA meds for a while" kinda thing.
 
email me if you'd like to pick my mind further, lol.
be safe.
erin
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Active Severe Rheumatory Arthritis. AS. Crohns Disease. A.Chiari Malformation & right brain venous anomoly. Partial Complex Seizures (under control!). MVP & Tricuspid Valve Prolapse. Rheumatic heart & lung. Kidney Stones (oh joy). Previous Lymes Disease for 10 years.
Meds: Remicade infusions 600mg Q3weeks; Intra-articular knee injections; 6MP 50mgQD plus 75mg weekly; Mesalamine 4GramsQD; Prednisone 20mgQD; Entocort 9mgQD; Meclizine; Augmentin; Tigan; Reglan; LidoDerm; Diazepam; Rozerem; Diclofenac; Celebrex; Dilaudid 4mg; Duragesic 25mcg/hour. 


Kibbles
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   Posted 9/14/2007 2:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks so much Erin, Yeah i know I need to be safe with the meds. I have an appointment with my Primary doc on the 17th, but I think that what is happening is that my immune system is shot because of the RA meds and the RA itself, and i am now having monthly break outs. Never ever even had one til the RA, it was only my husband that had to deal with it prior to the RA. So now I am wondering if they can put me on a daily med, so that i won't get them at all. Acyclovir is for use as needed. My rheumy said last month that if i get a breakout, to stop all my ra meds and take the Acyclovir, but i can't be doing that monthly ya know? I will just try to grin and bear it until i see my primary dr. This whole thing sucks !!!My Ra seems to be in pretty good check the last month, and my fatigue is getting better too. I'm dealing with a horid case of siatic(sp) nerve in my left leg though, which is why i'm seeing the doc on the 17th. Thanks to you for being here for me and everyone!!! Joy
Count your Blessings, Joy
 
 RA :  Meds: Prednisone, mtx, Enbrel


erin.K
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   Posted 9/15/2007 12:35 PM (GMT -7)   
hmmm...ugh yeah this stinks! it's like "OK pick & choose which way you're gonna suffer!" lol, i'm so sorry, but you're right...you're getting flare ups because of the immune-supression. darn! it's like a double edged sword.
i get freaked out sometimes thinking that i'll get shingles from being so immune compromised.

this is a great issue you bring up...so many people forget about this stuff.
hey is the med topical? or oral? i know there's 2 types...oy!

ok, i'm there should ya need me.
Arthritis Forum Moderator & Co-Pilot
Active Severe Rheumatory Arthritis. AS. Crohns Disease. A.Chiari Malformation & right brain venous anomoly. Partial Complex Seizures (under control!). MVP & Tricuspid Valve Prolapse. Rheumatic heart & lung. Kidney Stones (oh joy). Previous Lymes Disease for 10 years.
Meds: Remicade infusions 600mg Q3weeks; Intra-articular knee injections; 6MP 50mgQD plus 75mg weekly; Mesalamine 4GramsQD; Prednisone 20mgQD; Entocort 9mgQD; Meclizine; Augmentin; Tigan; Reglan; LidoDerm; Diazepam; Rozerem; Diclofenac; Celebrex; Dilaudid 4mg; Duragesic 25mcg/hour. 


Kibbles
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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 79
   Posted 9/15/2007 1:58 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Erin,

It's an oral med. I think it's a very important topic too. The pain of Ra flares are much worse than the other, but to deal with this every month, just isn't going to sit with me very well at all. With the comprimised immune system and a break out, i worry that i could get a very bad infection quick.


Count your Blessings, Joy
 
 RA :  Meds: Prednisone, mtx, Enbrel

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