I would like to know how Robert17 and others feel with taking now for a few months this DMARD and what experience did you have. What about side effects?
I have had PMR/GCA for over 2 years.
In August I was at 6mg Predisone. Since then I am again at 10mg and the blood tests are not so good.
At 6mg I had terrible headaches and pain in the upper back and neck. Now I have no longer headaches but still a sore Scalpula and vertebrae.
I have been for 24 months on Forteo injections and only today read that all these complains may come from this drug.
My Rheumi told me that I had no other choice than to start taking Arava to lower the Predisone. I bought it, but still hesitate taking it after having read about all the possible side effects, so I would very much appreciate to hear your opinion about it and also if there is any improvement in your wellbeing.
Thank you very much for your information regarding treatment with Arava combined with Predisone.