Also had to have an occupational health meeting today for my job as not worked for 6 months now and hoping they make me redundant as i can't work as a waitress with ra due to pain and flares in my opinion. (others may do) and i then can get benefits till i find a job i can do with the ra(i am not doing this just for benefits, i hope people understand that) I have now been on Plaq for just over three years and MTX for just under three years. Chloroquine diphosphate and penicillin Plaquenil for mctd Plaquenil eye ex Aug 22, 2008 I take both prednisone and plaquenil. I heard someone once say that prednisone is the drug one loves to hate. It really does wonders to control inflammation, but has nasty side effects when given in large doses and/or used for a long period of time. Hello, I am taking methotrexate and prednisone, my doses are about what most of you list that you are on Methotrexate 15.5 mg weekly, 6 tablets of 2.5 mg each Monday, prednisone 5 mg each day and folic-acid 1000 mcg daily. Sep 14, 2012 My last cycle of Prednisone calmed things down temporarily, but my flare is still raging and my rheumatologist would like me to begin taking Methorexate. In fact, she thinks I started taking it last week! I was so freaked out by the side-effects and risks of Methotrexate, that today I sought out a second opinion from a different rheumatologist. My Rheumy suggested MTX and told me it would be months before we knew for sure it would work. The combination works well for me-though I also take a NSAID. I started feeling better about a month after starting plaq-I was also on prednisone at the time-but couldn't get all the way well. Methotrexate plaquenil and prednisone Methotrexate and plaquenil - @Kristinsaba1988 - Scleroderma - 20151009., Methotrexate & Prednisone Side-effects? - LUPUS UK Aralen and water The coadministration of NSAIDS with methotrexate is routine in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and is considered safe by rheumatologists as long as liver function tests and blood counts are closely monitored. Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment Options Johns Hopkins.. Methotrexate vs CellCept? -. Methotrexate prednisone plaquenil First Medical Help. I started with plaquenil last year, yes it took almost 6 months to get a level in your body, it does help, trust me. I was on Prednisone 7.5 to 10 mg per day, had a bad flair up and I am on 40 mg per day, last Friday the dr.''s told me to go down by 5 mg per week, so from 40mg to 35 mg per day. The effects of methotrexate and hydroxychloroquine combination therapy vs methotrexate monotherapy in early rheumatoid arthritis patients. Oral prednisone, n %. Jan 01, 2006 The combination of cyclosporine plus MTX also elicited significant improvements in joint pain 23%, P = 0.04 and degree of disability 26%, P 0.001 as measured by the Health Assessment Questionnaire HAQ, compared with MTX alone. At least 25% improvement in tender joints was observed in 64%.