Hi, new to RA and new to this site. Dr. started me on hydroxychloroquine but got hives after a week. I can't take any NSAIDs, or prednisone because I am on Plavix for my heart. Now she wants to put me on Leflunomide. I read a lot about this drug and it frankly scares me. The info I see shows only a 54% success rate and can cause liver damage. In addition, can't take tylenol (my only pain reliever) or be around sick people.
I'm thinking of trying alternative tratments. Is there someone who can tell about both the drug from experience and/or alternatives? Thanks.