I've been on leflunomide for a few years and now want to start trying for a baby. So I've been adivsed I need to do a wash-out with charcoal or cholestyramine. Has anyone else done this? What is it like?
I've heard it makes you quite ill (with vomiting and diarrohea) as it clears everything out. I'm quite slim so my rheumatologist has recommended only doing it for 4 days rather than the usual 10 because of weight loss.
I also wondered if people have experience of continuing drugs during pregnancy? I'll definitely be stopping the leflunomide but I'm also on hydroxychloroquine and ciclosporin, which the rheumatologist says is OK. But I'm thinking I'd rather be safe and not take any risks with the baby's help. Any advice/sharing of experience would be welcome. Thank you.