Success with one tnf after others failed

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Jd7
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   Posted 6/4/2017 1:13 PM (GMT -7)   
I was wondering if anyone has had success with a tnf biologic after being on one for years before it stopped working. I took humira for 13 years before it stopped working, then enbrel for 2.5 months. It didn't really do anything. Dr doesn't think it's worth trying a third biologic. Just wanted to know if it worked for others? Thanks

Jd7
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   Posted 6/5/2017 6:22 AM (GMT -7)   
My doctor switched me to enbrel, but after 2 1/2 months discontinued it bc it wasn't working. I just took my first injection of orencia 5 days ago which seems to have set off a major flare of my RA. I don't know how or why it would do that, but it did! Very discouraging. My doctor is out of town till Friday. I will talk to him then to find out why I'm reacting to the orencia like this. I'm afraid to take my 2nd injection.

Jd7
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   Posted 6/5/2017 11:36 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm due for my 2nd dose this Thursday, so I might as well wait till Friday until I speak w him. I'm currently not on any other medications, except Celebrex, and now prednisone for my flare. I noticed most ra patients are taking metho and other drugs. Now I'm wondering why my doctor hasn't had me try them too. When I was younger I did take plaquenil (?) but had to discontinue it due to side effects.
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