I’m wondering if anyone can help I suffer with rheumatoid arthritis I’ve tried methotrexate before which doesn’t help as it makes me sick and made me lose a lot of hair. I’m currently taking sulfasalazine, I took it before I had my youngest son at 4 tablets a day which then it worked, but I stopped while I was pregnant and then started again after my son was born, so this time round I have been back on it for nearly a year. It worked very well for me before my pregnancy but since having my son my condition is a lot worse, I have a lot of pain and swelling in my wrists and fingers sometimes shoulders. My index finger on my right hand is now damaged and I’m unable to bend or straighten and I’m worried about getting damage elsewhere. My rheumatology nurse put me on a month long course of steroid tablet at the end of last year to see if it would calm my condition down so I the sulfasalazine would step in. Which it didn’t work that way as soon as the steroids stopped I was in pain within 3 days. She is now talking about either other medication? what does everyone else take and does it work? Or the One I’m more inclined to do is up my sulfasalazine to 6 tablets a day. Has anyone done this is an noticed an improvement? Sorry for The big long drawnout message, would appreciate any help. I’m only 30 so I need to find something that would be good long-term. Thank you.
Has anyone had any benefit from upping Sulfasalazine ... - NRAS
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