I've been on the Flurbiprofen for a few months now (since I was diagnosed with spondyloarthritis with enthesitis), but had to cut back last week when my loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and bright red hand rash that popped up. I had been getting really good relief from it, pain-wise, for the first two months, then the side effects kicked in (with the help of a little family stress, of course) and we cut it back until my stomach and throat settle.
I started the Sulfasalazine a week ago, and it takes about four to six weeks to kick in. Again, I find myself nauseous, especially as we increase the dose, and I wonder if it will ever settle....
If anybody out there has had ANY experience with either of these meds, I'd appreciate hearing some feedback; did you struggle with side effects? Did you stick it out, or move on to the next option? What were the most noticeable improvements, if any? My SI joint, ribcage and spine pain are driving me crazy right now.
I'm really getting tired of the "medication merry-go-round", but if I don't take my meds, I know I'd be very sorry.
Thanks for anything you're able to share.