Sorry to hear about your troubles. I know it is so frustrating. I've been on Humira since august and it was 40mg every 2 weeks. I felt no different, even worse at a few flares. Now I am taking it every 4 days! And it's starting to make a little difference. Not so much with the pain, but it has helped with the fatigue. So for me, it took 4 months to notice something positive.
There are some folks here that after 2 to 4 weeks they noticed BIG changes.
Keep remembering that you are unique. You may respond to a drug quicker/slower than the normal. You never know. The "time" that the pharmeceutical co's "say" it's suppose to kick in is between 2 weeks and 3 months!! big time slot eh? Your rheummy may want in the future to up your dosing. Keep an open dialogue on you expectations and how it's working for you.
Is this the first TNF drug you've been on?
Ultracet made me very ill GI wise. I would have bouts of nausea and vommiting. And very car-sick too. I have CD and crohns colitis. I found unltacet very hard to tolerate and it didn't really work well for my joint pain. I started darvocet-N and it has worked very well and no adverse GI effects so far.
Voice your thoughts about the higher doses if it is a question that's bothering you.
Waiting is the worst, I know. Seems like I've been waiting for years! When were you diagnosed with RA?
Thoughts are with you!