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Post Edited By Moderator (Ducky) : 2/23/2007 2:02:44 PM (GMT-7)
Dear Keah ~
Hello! I was wondering what your dr finally did for you, and how you finally convinced him to script you for the biologics? My rheumy appt isn't until July so I have some time to build up my file and case for this..I'm really thinking I have it. My SEDs have been elevated once, RF neg, and only other pos. test were a few ANAs. Anyway, I'm interested in learning all I can prior to that visit...you guys are extremely helpful! Thank you!!
PS Good luck to you star!
Post Edited (Keah) : 2/25/2007 8:33:50 PM (GMT-7)
I hear you. When I was first Dx with SpA I was told to start Remicade, but I was extremely reluctant. I left the Rheumy without commiting to anything but within 3 months, the pain had progressed to the point that I knew I had to do something. I finally agreed to try Enbrel, which was the mildest of the Biologics. After 14 months on it, I only suffered with one sinus infection, most likely brought about by my own failure to use my sinus sprays.
Because of a change of insurance, I had to see another Rheumy, who outright refused to consider that I had SpA and wouldn't treat me with anything other than NSAIDS, which I know I can't handle thanks to the CD.
Finally, I found another Rheumy who has scripted Humira. Since the CD is also out of control, I'm willing to risk whatever may come to try and get my life back. I want to feel good and possibly even go back to work, but unless I am willing to try the meds, I won't get anywhere.
I'd recommend that you do some reading on our UC forum and the Crohn's forum where you will find many more members who are on Imuran. I know that Crohn's has had many threads regarding this and you'll find all sorts of info from people who have been using this for a long time.
I hope you find your answers and relief soon.
Post Edited (Marius123) : 3/1/2007 9:52:46 AM (GMT-7)