Posted 7/11/2011 4:34 AM (GMT -6)
They ususally try Plaquenil and/or MTX first, and if that doesn't work, add another DMARD. And, they ususally prescribe prednisone to help until the DMARD kick ins, along w/an antiinflammagory. For instance, I take MTX, Celebrex, Prednisone and Tramadol for pain. I was Dx in May and am still in the process of trying to get my RA under control. All the insurance co I am aware of, require you try MTX and fail before they will pay for biologics.
Fibromyalgia, Seronegative RA, Asthma, High BP, DDD, Bulging Discs in Cervical & Lumbar Spine, GERD, Prediabetic
Prednisone, Lexapro, Cardizem, Lisinopril, Advair, Lipitor, Vit D, Joint Supplements, Soma, Tramadol, Fish Oil Supplements
I take one day at a time, and try to save my energy for the joy in life.