Hi BreRosie. I'm sorry to hear that you're flaring again. It seems most rheumies follow the same plan on medications to treat Lupus. They start with hydroxychloroquin, then add methotrexate, followed by immuran, etc, but remaining on hydroxychloroquin.
I took methotrexate years ago and I can't remember how long I took it, but I do remember that it gave me great relief with no side effects. Eventually my flares and symptoms returned so I had to move on to Immuran which didn't help me at all. And so it goes. I've been on hydroxychloroquin for over 10 years with many meds added, then discontinued, and other meds tried. Since everyone reacts to medications differently you may take methotrexate and find that it works well. I know it's scary trying more meds, but in my opinion it's better than flaring. Please feel free to let us know how you're feeling. Love, Butterflake
SLE '05, Sjogren's, Fibro, Raynaud's, major depressive disorder, CVID (Common Variable Immunodeficiency), Hypertension, Osteoporosis, CNS problems, GERD, angina, 1st stage kidney disease. Many meds: better living through chemistry