I am brand new to this site, and what I have read from everyone has been scary yes, but quite reassuring as well.
My husband was diagnosed with RA about a year ago. His doctor's have never told us the in and outs of what RA really is and how it affects your body. I admire each and everyone of you for your strength and also the ability to show your weaknesses. This site has been very comforting for me.
Our issue that we face now is fertility. We have been trying to conceive for approx. 6 months now, and we can't seem to get any direct answers whether or not the meds he as been on has had any direct effect on fertility. He has been on a slew of different meds, including Enbrel, methotrexate, Medrol, a several others that I can't seem to remember. He was on the MX for a short period of time at the beginning, and soon stopped it b/c of the obvious side effects from it. Within the last week, he has stopped taking all of his meds, and even though he won't admit it, is in unbearable pain. All for the sake of us getting pregnant. Does anyone have any info or guidance on what effects, if any, the meds may do to fertility? I would greatly appreciate any help anyone can give. Thank you so much for your time!
Also, the doctor is now trying to get him approved for Humira. Does anyone have any pros/cons of the Humira vs. the Enbrel? Thanks!