Having reacted badly to methotrexate, hydroxycholquinine and sulfasalizine I have been prescribed lefludomide. Because of my inability to tolerate anything I'm on a slow build up. 10mg every other day for two weeks then once a day from then on.
I've been taking it for nearly two weeks. My RA symptoms have substantially worsened and the effect of the steroids is being negated. This morning I developed intense pain in my arms. It's like I've been to the gym and presses weights for three hours.
How long do these side effects typically last? At the moment touch wood I have no nausea and diahorrea which plagued me even on methotrexate injections so I'm really hoping I can tolerate the ledlusomide.