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Rhemicade helped me , but once I got on Simponi I am like as normal as normal can be! The trick with biologics is to get the drug that targets your TNF factors head on. It’s just like cancer… read more
I have failed at so many meds....
I LOVED Rinvoq! however my liver did not! 😢
Immuran gave me pancreatitis and I spent a week in the hospital.
So I am now onto Remicade...anyone have success with this medication?
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Remiciade is dosed out thru an IV. Depending on how much you get is determined how long you sit thru it. I was on Remiciade for 12 years. It worked great at first but as I starting coming to the… read more
I've recently been diagnosed with RA. I am 37 years old and find it all very stressful. I started out my treatment on prednisolone and sulfasalazine and found that I have horrible anxiety and panic attacks as well as dizziness and tinnitus. I stopped both and my symptoms improved. I then tried sulfasalazine by itself and found I still had all those symptoms. I stopped again for two weeks and my dizziness and tinnitus improved but didn't go away completely. I thought I give… read more
Remicade and methotrexate ( injections not the pills the pills were horrible on stomach) prednisone helps me I am down to a low dose!! Also I have to find a med for sleep and. I can’t take Ambein… read more
Am going my rheumy in 5days going to ask about some of the things on this sight try to get xtra relief..i had 3 hip replacements bilateral carpal tunnel release spinal injections ah loads of… read more
I just started Remicade infusions about 1 1/2 weeks ago. I have gotten much worse since the infusion and was wondering if anyone else had this happen when they first started Remicade? The pain is actually worse then it has ever been. When I was getting my infusion the nurse did say that if I was in a flare that I may get worse before I get better. Anyone else had this happen? This is unbearable pain. I get my second infusion on Tuesday.
I was supposed to start Humira and have had an initial dose (Dr provided a sample). It began making a huge difference almost immediately. Now my insurance company has decided I have to first take Remicade infusions for 6 months before they will consider approving Humira. I cannot take methotrexate (liver panel was BAD) and I'm not taking anything else but Prednisone. I'm discontinuing Prednisone asap. Has anyone had success with Remicade alone? How about side effects?
I'm on remicade but also take methotrexate and plaquenil. Had less stiffness after first dose but they are still working to find the correct dosage that will last the full 8 weeks between infusions. I… read more
I'm curious what types of treatments people are finding most effective and successful these days for Psoriatic ARthritis / RA? I have been taking methotrexate and remicade infusions for about 3 months. I'm feeling worse and the pain has travelled to more joints. What's working for you?
My original post is almost a year old. I finally changed doctors and started stelara about 2 weeks ago. Remicade did absolutely nothing for me. Remicade is the same class of med as humira, it's… read more