My mom has been on Remicade for about
8 years now for her RA. It's always worked really well but lately she has been having a lot more stiffness and pain way before her next infusion is due. I'm a little worried for her that it may be losing its effectiveness.
Has anyone here gone from Remicade to another biologic to treat their RA and what were the results? I should add that the first drug the Dr. put her on was Orencia (sp?) and it didn't work so that's when he put her on the Remi. I'm not sure what other biologics are approved for RA.
DX Pancolitis in 2005. Family history of UC.
Tried every drug-even Remicade & Cyclosporine (nasty!)-Tried diets-nothing worked-wanted my life back!
Step 1: J-pouch surgery (Laparoscopic restorative proctocolectomy w/ temporary diverting loop ileostomy) 6-25-10
Step 2: Take down surgery (Ileostomy reversal) 10/8/10
No more UC and no more drugs!! Very happy j-poucher!! :)
Post Edited (ByeByeUC) : 10/16/2013 9:15:21 AM (GMT-6)