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Sulfasalazine

Hi, just got back from my appointment with a new nurse practitioner who has decided to be proactive with me so after giving me a steriod shot perscribed sulfasalazine to go along with methatrexate. Is anyone else on this mix and have you found it works? Would be ggod to know what to expext!

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I am on both, and hydroxychloroquine too. When I first started sulpha about 6 years ago now it gave me a very excitable stomach. To the extent that I wouldn't eat or drink anything away from my house as the effect was rather rapid and often somewhat explosive. However it slowly wore off and after a few months I was fine. Most importantly the drug worked. But don't be surprised by orange pee - apparently doesn't happen with everyone but it did to me.

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Thank you

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I am on sulfa & mtx and I've had no problems with the sulfa. Some people have side effects with sulfa and if you do just notify your doctor.

To tell you the truth, I keep mints in my purse as I've been told by my hubby that sometimes my breath smells like sulfer.

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Thank you, i will take mints with me as well😛

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I'm on sulpha/MTX combo and it's working well with minimal side effects. Good luck

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Thank you that's good to hear.

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I am on both and Hydroxychloroquine and I found it reduced the amount of pain and stiffness in my feet. and it does seem to work quite well with very little in the way of side effects.

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Do you know how long it took to start working?

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As I recall it was quite rapid certainly within a couple of weeks which surprised me as I was expecting to wait a few weeks for any result.

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Cool I hope its the same for me, thank you.

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I started to feel the positive effects of sulfa by week 3.

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Thank you I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

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I am on Sulfazalazine mtx hydrochloroquine with no ill effects

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