Sulfasalazine

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I've just been advised by my doctor to stop taking this.  I built up to 4 a day and have felt so ill.  I've experienced dizzy spells, headaches similar to that of the worse hangover ever..  Jelly like legs, aching bones and extreme tiredness.

I was put on this due to being diagnised with Psoriatic arthritis and although I have not experienced pain in my finger joints since taking sulfasalazine, I would rather the pain than the side effects which have interferred with my even being able to go to work.

I was told to stay off them for a week to see if my symptons diminish, I'm booked in for a blood test too.

Has anybody else experienced similar side effects?

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    Yes, i am currently experiencing flu like symptoms and today have reduced my dose by half.  I am on MTX injections of 17.5 mg once a week too.
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      methotrexate - they usually start with oral doses, but my specialist nurse said that they are never sure what the actual dose is because of digestion - the injection (painless with a penject) is a much more reliable dose.
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    Hi i started on them last year in oct took about 2 half months for me to feel them start to work i felt fine was on 4 a day then in march this year i started to feel very strange like really dizzy spaced out feeling soooooo sleepy so was told come off them for a week which i did then was told go back on them but just up to 3 this was in march and i still am only able to take 2 a day as still feel same and also my throat feels like somethings pushing down on it when i told rhumy doc he just took blood test and said i was fine prob just a viruis but i no its not as i still feel same 3 months later am not due to see him till oct so i will just keep trying with 2 of them until i see him on the good side my pains gone for now.
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