Started the generic cellcept 10 days ago with an "introductory" dose. After about 4 days, I upped to the regular dose. It worked! Pain and swelling all but disappeared! Hooray!
Next day the itching started. Day later, the hives started appearing. Maybe I could just wait out the reaction and I would adjust?
Couldn't stand it - I am a mass of bruises from scratching. I know better, but just one small "scratch" and I couldn't stop.
Called the doctor, stopped the cellcept. I am so mad! Now, according to the doctor, we will have to see if the reaction triggered anything else.
And did I mention that the cellcept was working? UGHH!! I had forgotten what it was like to feel nothing - no pain.
Sorry - had to get it out.
Dx: Lupus, sjogren's, celiac, severe allergies.
Daily Meds: Plaquenil, Zyrtec. Aciphex, Nasacort, Prozac, Ambien CR.
7-11-09 Started CellCept - so far it's like I've been given my life back!
7-21-09 Last day of CellCept for now - allergic reaction - darn - and it was working!
Daily Supplements: Calcium, B-100 Complex, Daily Vitamins.
As Needed Meds: Epinephrine, Benadryl, Proventil, Xopenex, Tylenal, Darvocet, Prednisone.