This is not a common side effect so you need to report it to your GP asap.
Thank you I stop taking it and it went away thank you for replying
I suggest you speak to your Medical team @Lindalew even your pharmacist if he/she is easier to get hold of.
Hi @Lindalew I have taken the liberty of copying the post you made on your Activity Wall to this conversation. You posted:
I was given lefhunmide to take 10 mg it made really bad pains in hands and feet I am very scared of any drugs I always read the leaflet them internet sorry but I am afraid os side effects so as pains did not go I stoped I have really bad pains was even unable to try hoping side affect would go but to me they got worse I take steroids daily but have many disfigured joints I know there no drugs with out side affects help needed please.
As both @Ellen and @Mike1 have said, do contact your GP or rheumatologist who prescribed leflunomide and arrange a consultation. We also have a useful reference on our web site that may be of some help when you meet with them:
Do let us know how you get on and don't hesitate to ask for help or any questions that you might have.
All best wishes
Thank you all very much for replying it nice to know so many people care and you are all there ready to talk and answer back I will let you all know chemist said as you all said report it to my doctor or RA nurse which I will call today but I knew it was not right that’s why I stopped taking it 4 days ago the pain went when I stoped taking tabs having RA for many years I know that I can tell when things like yourself when it not right I have very good days like I said hand are very disfigured but I have to live with that worded for me is my knees waited 4 years each time I ready to go something comes up so it put of again well good job I drive I wish you all a painless year and again thank you all I have a great family too so god bless you all love Linda xxxx this site is great and so helpful xxxxxx
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You know your own body @Lindalew
If a person gets unusual symptoms on a medication it does need reporting. I don't like taking medication much either, but we haven't got much choice have we?
I hope they find something which suits you better.