RA drugs may be toxic, but they are the choices we currently have to slow the progression of RA.
Slow progress. RA flares, Medrol and Actemra still in the picture. Covid Vaccine #5. Best news a great new stove. Samsung. Variable burners up to 18000 BTU. Convection oven.
The biologic drugs for rheumatoid arthritis have risks. But for many who have RA, the risks are worth it. With proper precautions the drugs can be taken safely.
The reality is that the biologics do not relieve the RA symptoms for most of us. You only have to read the drug inserts to understand why.
When I visit my rheumatologist, I am armed with a list. Our time is short and there seems to be a lifetime between visits although it is only three months.
RA biologics affecting your interleukin 6: Actemra and Kevzara.
One of the big pleasures I have is watching the full moon make its way up and over the mountain. I see it from my patio doors as I am making dinner. Lately, it not only is a big, full moon but also a beautiful, warm yellow. When I first see it, the moon is just peering over the top edge of the mountain. Then it seems to sit on the edge of the mountain top just before continuing its journey up into the night sky. A moment in time. I was thinking of good things to distract from the pain I have in my joints and the nagging fear in the back of my mind that I am becoming more disabled with each passing day. My RA was diagnosed seven years ago in January. Since then, I have had three cancers and a hip replacement. Most of that time I have been on methotrexate, mostly injectable. It has slowed the progress of the RA. It could be worse. I’ve been on almost all the …