I have had Psoriatic Rheumatoid Arthritis since I was 16.
Now I'm 29 and within the last 13 years I have been on 14 different drugs.
This year (2010) I'm going to be started on this new drug, SIMPONI.
I just know that it isn't going to work.
Or it will work for about
6-7 months and then it will go kaput!
That seems to be my track record for my treatments.
Same thing happened with Celebrex, Vioxx, Arthrotec, Aleve, Relafen,
regimented Motrin, Methotrexate, Sulfasalazine, Enbrel, and Humira.
The only treatment that didn't cause me problems of not working was Remicade.
The bad thing about
Remicade was that during infusion #14 I went into a state of anaphylaxis.
I also have a bunch of other problems.
I have had 4 mini strokes.
My first was in late 2004 when I was 24 going on 25.
The second and third were just TIA's.
And the fourth was just a panic attack.
I don't want to start some new medication.
I'm only 29 and I'm already sick and tired of everything.
I don't want to see more specialists and I hate having my blood drawn every 2-3 months.
I hate taking drugs that damage my liver more and more, but don't help with the arthritis.
I hate that I am the unhealthiest person in my family.
The only person that tries to understand my disease is my fiancee!
I JUST DON'T WANT TO DEAL WITH THE ARTHRITIC BULL ANYMORE!!!