Did you need joint replacement even though you’ve been on DMARDs /Biologics?

Did you need joint replacement even though you’ve been on DMARDs /Biologics?

I read a lot of unfortunate stories here of folks with RA having had or need joint replacements.
My question is were you on DMARDS/ biologics since you got RA and STILL needed your joint(s) replaced?
Or did u go years before u got on a RA meds, so it was already too much damage for DMARDS to help much by then?
Now, being on prednisone and/or NSAIDS ALONE for years doesn’t count, as they can not possibly stop joint damage anyway.
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A myRAteam Member said:

@A myRAteam Member
Sorry they couldnt dial u in early with the right DMARD . Hope ur doing better now with “new and improved” hips. ❤️

edited, originally posted 3 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Rheumatologists are very emphatic about the dangers of not going on DMARDS and if left too long it is difficult to rectify disease progression. Does anyone else have thoughts on this?

posted 3 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Lol, on the BK commercial! You are absolutely right because my husband is a meat kind of man. You are also right about 95% of it being diet because several years ago I loss 35 lbs and didn't hardly walk at all because my knee was giving me a fit. So I know it can be done without exercise. My thing is, I just need to stop medicating myself with the comfort foods, especially when I'm having bad days. Definitely going have to get a plan in order because I have a doctor's appointment of Monday and I know it's a conversation we will have. It's been good talking to you Sam. Have a good weekend!

posted 3 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

That's great and encouraging! Diet really is the key. I know what I need to do, I just need to start doing it. It does help when your mate is on board. My husband said this morning, "So next week were going vegetarian?" So I know it's time to start! I don't know if I can do vegan, but there are definitely some things I can cut out of my diet. I really miss walking, I use to walk 2-3 miles a day before RA set in. I still walk some but nothing like I use to.

posted 3 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Change total way of eating and lots of walking exercise (before my RA hit, no walking now). Vegan diet, couldn’t done it without my lovely wife joining me and totally changing way she shopped for food and cooked.
She lost 35 lbs, but she was not as overweight as I.

edited, originally posted 3 months ago
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