I just took my third dose of Erelzi, which I take once a week.
I have not noticed significant improvement yet, I am wondering when I might expect to find out if my new medication is working or not.
Thank you again everyone, for your input.
Also, I work in an infusion center and we give many of these drugs. Our patient education states it takes 3 full doses (usually 3 months) for most of these drugs to have full effect and also takes 3 doses for it to fully leave your system should you have to stop it.
methotrexate first didn't help, arava and plaquenil took 4-5 months and went on enbrel
thought it was just as good as arava/plaq .went off Enbrel for 6 months cuz I had a serious sinus and mouth surgery that had to heal completely Went I restarted I felt better the first dose. I don't think it's ever been as effective as it was before that surgery. Every time I have tried to decrease my Prednisone to under 12.5mg I have a flare up. Therefore it's Prednisone that's doing all the work. My CRP is like 32 which is way high. So it's time to change again. God knows I hope it isn't too long to work!! Good luck and God bless you with decreased pain/swelling soon. 🙏♥️🤗🍀
I am on actemra. I could tell a difference in about two weeks.