Posted 4/13/2008 11:55 PM (GMT -6)
I have a bad liver so I figured my rheumy might be looking into something more like cellcept, also for my bladder issues. But that cleared up, and maybe this drug targets more my specific type of autoimmune problem. I tend to have bad reactions to the regular dose of things, but he knows this so he will hopefully be careful. Maybe he feels this will nudge my immune system back in the right direction, I don't know, but meeting with docs at Mayo will give us a better picture of my liver problems, how it is working and not working and perhaps whether this immune problem is liver related or just something I have on it's own. He wanted to put me on methotrexate but because of my liver I can't go on it. Hopefully this will be better. What kind of side effects do you get when you get bad ones? Can it cause severe depression or psychosis like interferon can? How long can it last? Can you undo it if you have a problem?
--Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us. Bill Watterson (1958-) cartoonist "Calvin and Hobbes"
Ills--Sjogrens-Lupus-like AI Disease, Hashis, Vitiligo, spinal stenosis/fusion with plate, salivary/lymphectomies, Diabetes, NAFLD, COPD, RLS, neuropathy, trigonitis, hystero, diffuse brain atrophy, GI nightmare
Meds--Plaquenil, Evoxac, Metformin, Synthroid, HCTZ, Estradiol patch, Prosed, Detrol, Klonopin, Ultram, Vicodin, Restasis, Albuterol, steroid injections and pred prn