Cellcept dosage... I had to go look mine up. I was on 3000 mg AM, and 3000 mg PM, for 18-20 months around 2007. Unless you are taking it after organ transplant, it's really not recommended for longer than that.
And yes, it's hard to say which of the medications might work for a given individual. Of the 3 meds Imuran, Cellcept, and MTX, which are offered at about
the same level of illness, Imuran did nothing for me, Cellcept was a miracle, and I didn't have to try MTX. Other Drs offer them in a different order, it's always a mystery which will help someone and why.
However, in 17 years of dealing with auto-immune, your comment is the first to imply any of these meds can make things worse permanently. They are taken for a few months and closely monitored, with too many side effects or no improvements they are immediately stopped.
"Suppressing the immune system can cause problems down the line".... um, no, we have OVER ACTIVE immune systems, suppressing them back to NORMAL levels isn't going to cause trouble.
You sound pretty set in your opinion, so I almost wonder why you are asking others?
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