anyone on both 6mp and methotrexate to try and deal with the arthritis??

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snowbomb63
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   Posted 8/7/2009 1:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello, My Rheumy today has suggested adding MTX to my meds to try and help me with my god awful enteropathic arthritis, because nothing else is working. I've never heard of anyone being on both 6mp and MTX at the same time, it sounds scary... my quality of life is getting horrible at this point, I can barely use one of my hands and my whole body just hurts and aches constantly... up until now, nothing has worked. I failed Humira, Plaquenil was horrible, he says if this doesnt' work the next try is Orencia. Any thoughts? Please??
Thanks, Marla
Crohn's, Enteropathic Arthritis, Enthesitis, Daily Migraine

Prednisone, 6MP, Entocort, Pentasa, Topamax, Effexor, Vicodin,

Sed rate sits in the 70's and can't seem to get it down


Sunaddict
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   Posted 8/7/2009 4:55 PM (GMT -7)   
I know the pain your having. I went through the same thing caused by remicade. I feel your pain.
 
However the doctor took me off remicade put me on humira and back on imuran. The arthritis pain is all gone. Though i was in the hospital for 2 days last week, so I didn't take imuran (6mp) for 3 days and the arthritis came back with a angry.
 
I've yet to hear someone taking both MTX and Imuran. I suggest doing some research see if other's have. If you still don't feel comfertable enough speak with your family doc, or get a second opion. It's very important your comfertable with what your doing and taking.
 
Good luck, I really hope you get some relief soon   
25 year old woman. Crohn's all my life but diagnosed at age 18.Been on prednisone 8 times. which they will not give me anymore(doesn't work for me)I am on Prevacide for the ulcers I get in the stomach,pantesa. I've been on and off imuran,entocort,number of others I can think of. I have cronh's in the small bowel,colon,stomach. Since Nov 08 I've been suffering from RA which is just as bad as CD. haven't been able to work for the last 2 years. Awaiting to start Humira since being on Remicade for 1 year 4 months that no longer works.Now on Humira and back on Imuran as well.RA pains all gone!


CrohnsPatient
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   Posted 8/8/2009 10:37 AM (GMT -7)   
I take Humira and Methotrexate. There are quite a few people around here that take two biologics.

CrohnsPatient
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   Posted 8/8/2009 10:39 AM (GMT -7)   
I take Humira and Methotrexate. There are quite a few people around here that take two biologics.

Sunaddict
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   Posted 8/8/2009 11:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Hows the MTX working for you? any side effect? how long have you been doing the combo for?
May I ask if your a have a family? Did you start mtx before or after starting a family?
Thanks! :)
25 year old woman. Crohn's all my life but diagnosed at age 18.Been on prednisone 8 times. which they will not give me anymore(doesn't work for me)I am on Prevacide for the ulcers I get in the stomach,pantesa. I've been on and off imuran,entocort,number of others I can think of. I have cronh's in the small bowel,colon,stomach. Since Nov 08 I've been suffering from RA which is just as bad as CD. haven't been able to work for the last 2 years. Awaiting to start Humira since being on Remicade for 1 year 4 months that no longer works.Now on Humira and back on Imuran as well.RA pains all gone!


CrohnsPatient
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   Posted 8/8/2009 11:13 AM (GMT -7)   
I do not have a family, But I have heard of any problems with trying to have a baby with one. But I'm a guy. Ive been on the combo of humira and methotrexate for about 2 years or 2 and a half years. At first I had headaches when I'd get my methotrexate but I got a script for fioricet, the fioricet without codiene even and it worked perfect for my headache. Thats the only side effects I had. I even got it in my drs office the first two times and the frist I stayed afterwards for an hour, and the second time I stayed for 30 minutes, just to see if anything came up, but it never did.

Sunaddict
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   Posted 8/8/2009 11:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the info!
I'm glad it's working for you.
I heard guy or woman if you mtx you can not start a family. you must be off of it for a min of 90 days before trying to start.
My concerns about doing mtx is I don't have a family yet.
Imuran is working for now, so I'll keep my finger's crossed and hope it stays this way.
Thanks again!
25 year old woman. Crohn's all my life but diagnosed at age 18.Been on prednisone 8 times. which they will not give me anymore(doesn't work for me)I am on Prevacide for the ulcers I get in the stomach,pantesa. I've been on and off imuran,entocort,number of others I can think of. I have cronh's in the small bowel,colon,stomach. Since Nov 08 I've been suffering from RA which is just as bad as CD. haven't been able to work for the last 2 years. Awaiting to start Humira since being on Remicade for 1 year 4 months that no longer works.Now on Humira and back on Imuran as well.RA pains all gone!


snowbomb63
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   Posted 8/8/2009 1:38 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks for the answers, I didn't realize you could be on both, I guess I better give it a shot, all these meds we're on, so darn scary sometimes, but we gotta have a life....
thanks again!
Crohn's, Enteropathic Arthritis, Enthesitis, Daily Migraine

Prednisone, 6MP, Entocort, Pentasa, Topamax, Effexor, Vicodin,

Sed rate sits in the 70's and can't seem to get it down

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