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Melanie17Melanie17 Posts: 67
edited 2. Oct 2016, 10:39 in Living with Arthritis archive
Advice needed please!I have been taking sulfasalazine for over two months now for psoriatic arthritis.I have heard that it can take 12 weeks to work but to date I have had no relief at all.Surely,if this drug is going to work,I would have seen the beginnings of some relief by now?I take 4 500mg tablets each day.Has anyone else had this experience please?


  • dreamdaisydreamdaisy Posts: 31,567 ✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    These are still comparatively early days for you but, when I began back in 2002, I expected results within a month. I built to six tablets per day but no, it did nothing for the pain (but nothing, apart from general anaesthetic ever has). A friend of mine is very well-controlled on six tablets per day and has been for years, I tease him that he has PsA Lite. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • ElmbowElmbow Posts: 61
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Same for me and hydroxychloroquine. The change was showing up in my bloods long before I noticed an improvement in symptoms. My CRP absolutely plummeted after just six weeks but I was in as much pain as ever. Then, eventually, my body started to catch up.

    I hope you feel some improvement soon.
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