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    aboyer
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    Has anyone taken a combination of minocycline along with arava for RA? What was your experience with this combination?

    Diagnosed with severe RA 12 years ago
    Tested positive for M. pneumoniae and C. pneumoniae

    Current meds: Kineret 100mg daily, plaquenil 100 mg daily, and just started on minocycline 50 mg m, w, f

    Supplements: fish oil, vitamin b12, folate, b6, iron, NAC, selenium, zinc, vitamin c, and biotin

    #460166
    Linda L
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    I haven’t tried this combination, but I had a huge eczema all over my body 2-3 days after I started using it.

    RA tried everything: Methotraxate, Arava, Humira. Pneumonia three times. Anemia. Very low iron. Hypothyroidism
    AP from April 2014 till August 2015. No luck.
    Current medications: Natural thyroid, Mobic, LDN, supplements incl. milk thistle, NAC, vitamins and minerals.
    MTHFR heterozygous

    #460170
    PhilC
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    Hi,

    I’ve never taken leflunomide, but if I did I wouldn’t start with a loading dose. I read that it’s safer that way (less likely to harm the liver).

    Phil

    "Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth."
    - Albert Einstein

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