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Has anyone been on the med. arava? If so, how long did it take before you noticed a difference?, And No horror stories please, I'm scared enough on this new med. I was on Methotrexate for 4/1/2 years, when it stopped working and gave me nodules. I've been on Arava 8 weeks now, and waiting for the pain to stop!. Thank you for listening.

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I was on Arava for 4 years, and it took a few months for me to get comfortable, as I could,not take Methotrexate.  My doctor about a year ago added sulfasalazine. And about 4 months ago I had to stop the arava due to developing neuropathy in my feet and hands, but now they are wondering if the neuropathy is due to other causes, I recently had a full head to toe sided to side full xray done to check for nerve issues, as I told one doctor, no have never been in a car accident, lower back issues, but does falling off 6-12 foot or taller waves while surfing count, answer was oh yes.

however every person will react to medications differently, hope you find your comfort level soon 

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@Hidden username Thank you for your answers. It's the mornings that are so bad. Going to physical therapy tomorrow to try to get some help in my back. I also have OA. Ugh!

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Welcome

yes the mornings are the worse, mostly my right hand, probably because it is my dominant hand.

I also have OA and PMR and pulmonary fibrosis 

my chiropractor has helped for my OA, back, hip and knee

hope they help you also