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I took myself off methotrexate for psoriatic arthritis without my doctor knowing it. I was on arava and enbrel and my enzymes were slightly elevated. I want to see if psoriasis comes back. If it does and my enzymes go down, I will start start the medicine

Should really. You should really talk to your doctor about this. Very important. Read more...
Yes and no. I do believe meds need to be adjusted if liver enzymes are elevated. I also personally do not use Arava (leflunomide) and Methotrexate together because of just this issue. However, i never encourage patients to stop meds without discussing issue with the doctor first. Read more...
No, bad idea. You are on the same team as your doctor. Use your doctor as a consultant to help you make the best decisions for your care. If you alter your treatment plan yourself, you are at the very least putting yourself at risk for a flare of disease, and at worst putting yourself into danger if your medicines require a taper to be done safely. Call your doctor now--tell him/her you'd like to stop your meds. Read more...