The doctor is looking into starting me on Rituxin but I am highly doubting the insurance company will pull through on this one especially since they declined the Remicade. Seems I am just getting worse. They are also using methylprednisilone 8mg daily as they feel this will help more than the prednisone alone. Staying on the methotrexate, arava, and steroid for now. Anyway that is where I stand. 1 full year and NOWHERE. How do I know we are treating the right thing?
dx: Rheumatoid Arthritis. Duration: 10yrs. Dx'ed 2006. Asthma, hypertension, hypothyroid
Meds: Methotrexate 25mg wkly, Prednisone 15mg, Enbrel 50mg wkly, Arava 20mg, Folic Acid, Fish Oils, Ultram 50mg TID, Advair 250/50, Diovan HCT 160mg/25mg QD, Women's One a Day, tylenol PRN.