Thank you for your reply. Had all my test come back and my albumin was now at 4.1. One liver test (ALK PHOS 164) was still a little high. others were in the normal range. This is after abourt 1 week of being off Methotrexate. Other tests done were my iron levels.
Ferritin 47.5 Iron total 15 (low) Iron binding capacity 304 % TRF saturation 5 (low)
Hi, Just need to get some opinions because my last liver function test showed a low albumin level of 3.1. My liver enzymes were also slightly elevated. I have been on Methotrexate for many years. I have had elevated liver enzymes off and on during that time period, but this is the first time for a low albumin. My RA doctor has now sent me to a Liver Specialists. I just had a lot of blood drawn for a better liver panel, but won't know anything until next week. I am now off of methotrexate and folic acid, but still am on plaquenil and prednisone. Can anyone tell me if they have any experience with this. Thanks
Please I need to find out if anyone who has taken plaquenil has experienced back and hip pain. I started in Oct of 2011 taking 200 mg of plaquenil once a day. In April of 2012 I started taking 400 mg 2 x's a day. I did start to notice that I was having pain when I tried to sleep at night. Mostly in my arms hands and ankles. Then I started to notice that I was having pain in my back and left hip as the day wore on and especially after taking the plaquenil in the evening. I am also taking methotrexate, which I have been on for years and prednisone which I also have been on for years. Any help anyone can give me would be appreciated. Thanks. I have Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lupus.