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Sulfasalazine

Zip1
Zip1

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.

Zip1
Zip1 in reply to helixhelix

Thank you

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Hidden

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.

Zip1
Zip1 in reply to Hidden

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

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

Thank you that's good to hear.

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.

Zip1
Zip1 in reply to DavidT

Do you know how long it took to start working?

DavidT
DavidT in reply to Zip1

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.

Zip1
Zip1 in reply to DavidT

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

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Zip1

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

Zip1
Zip1 in reply to Hidden

Thank you I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

I am on Sulfazalazine mtx hydrochloroquine with no ill effects

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