Trying to find the right medicine combination.

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   Posted 1/4/2016 1:26 AM (GMT -6)   
I am on my 6th Benlysta treatment and 4 methotrexate plus 2 plaquenil per day. I have pain meds if I need them. My hands aren't hurting near as bad but I do continue to have all over pain which I am just frustrated beyond madness! Do I ask for increase in methotrexate? Should I get a steroid iv treatment? I'm not on the daily dose of steroids bc they make me very very irrational but I do much better on the iv. Omg!!! I'm so tired just please I want to get off the merry go round of trying to find a treatment that helps me better control it all! :/

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   Posted 1/4/2016 10:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to HW.

We do have a few members that are trying Benlysta and MTX, hopefully they will be along soon to chat with you.

We aren't doctors, so can't really advise you on what you might need.

Do even small doses of steroids bother you? Perhaps you can work with your Drs to get a dosage that is helpful.
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