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What Biologics Have Helped Your ARTHRITIS. Not Skin, Just Arthritis. And What Other Drugs Besides Biologics.

What Biologics Have Helped Your ARTHRITIS. Not Skin, Just Arthritis. And What Other Drugs Besides Biologics.

I have been to many Rhuemy's. I am aware of ALL the drugs out there. What I am looking for is PERSONAL EXPERIENCE with a particular drug that has helped your ARTHRITIS.
I would like to know what drugs help alleviate the arthritis only, not the skin. And not opioids for pain. Not interested in pain killers. But something that helps the SWELLING and limited mobility. THANK YOU for sharing your experience.

A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

Good question @A MyPsoriasisTeam Member I am intrigued to see what comes back! I was on a number of opioids that I didn't feel worked and the only thing that felt like I got some relief was when I started taking 90mg of arcoxia (etoricoxib) daily. This is a strong anti inflammatory. I take it at night and it reduces the swelling and I feel less stiff in the mornings. I feel better on that than my DEMARD- sulfasalzine. I am not yet on biologic's as I have a few more drugs to get through before the rheumatologist will prescribe them-my next addition is hydroxychloroquine but I think that's more for pain. So it would be good to hear what comes up from the team.

posted over 5 years ago
A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

Hi there
Just joined today. I have been taking Simponi and Arava for 4 months now. It had no great improvement until the third month. I don't take pain meds or prednisone anymore. My pain now is about a 3 when active and a 2 when I'm resting. They say the true benefit of Simponi is at 6 months.
One side effect for me was hair loss. I have lost a lot of hair at the three month mark. My Rhumy says it's not the biologics and my fam dr says hogwash. But if I have to wear a wig to be well so be it.
Hope that's helpful to you. Oh and my psoriasis is in one ear canal and it's constantly flaring unless I'm on prednisone which I hope to never take again.
Cheers

posted about 5 years ago
A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

Simponi along with methotrexate, celebrex and medrol worked to help manage the pain with occasional flair break throughs for 2 years. When it stopped working in October the pain came back with a vengeance. Now trying cosentyx. Have never tried an opioid cause I hate the feeling of them. Acupuncture did not work for me.

posted over 5 years ago
A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

It is still a biologic med....she was on methotrexate for a couple of years prior to the Humira......not sure if her body got immune to the methotrexate....but she said it slowly just stopped working for her. She also says she takes a turmeric pill....this is may be helping with some of the inflammation also

posted over 5 years ago
A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

I have a friend who starting taking Humira about a year ago for her RA. She says it has helped her so far. says no need for pain medication. She was able to start a walking routine again and able to work again full time. Says her fingers are the most sore, but still tolerable without pain meds.

posted over 5 years ago
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