I'm a little surprised you were prescribed this. Lupus usually doesn't react well with Sulpha based drugs. We're actually supposed to avoid them! But hey, I'm no doctor! So your rheumy must have special reasons to use this medication.
You might not find many members here that have tried this medication. If you're feeling iffy about it, I'd ask your doctor why he/she prescribed it when Lupins aren't supposed to take it. I was told that we need to treat sulpha based drugs as though we have an allergy to them. I have it in my chart!
Have you ever tried Azathioprine (Imuran)? It's an immune suppressant. Works well for most people and it's standard treatment for RA. It's been a great med for me.
I hope this helps and hasn't made you freak out! Hehe... That was not my intent at all, but to give you some information to mull over! Let's see if anyone has actually tried this medication. I'll be curious to know too!
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34 years old. Diagnosed with Lupus in 2000. Fibromyalgia, Anti-phospholipid syndrome(APS)(stroke, 2002), Sjogren's, Raynaud's, Libman Sach's Endocarditis, vasculitis, sacroiliitis, arthritis (neck), anxiety. Prednisone, Imuran, Coumadin, Clobazam, Amitriptyline, Didrocal, Cozaar, Zoloft, Neurontin, calcium, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6, Acidophilus
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