Hi, I'm diagnosed with lupus and have been on mycophenolate and hydroxycloroquine for the past 18 months. Most of my lupus symptoms have been resolved but now new ones have started, the most noticeable being joint and muscle pain.
My liver function is not great as it is, so my rheumatologist has changed mycophenolate for cyclosporine, not MTX because the former is metabolised in the kidney, not the liver.
I understand that cyclosporine is an RA drug and I was wondering whether any of you is on it. If so, can you please let me know about your experience of it in terms of side effects and whether it has worked for your symptoms?