I was diagnosed in February 2005 with RA and have been on Remicade since that time, and have responded very well to the infusions. I have never had any side effects at all, Remicade made all the difference. However, starting this week I am switching to Humira, simply because I am tired of the IV treatment, that and cost. The meds are the same price for me no matter what I'm one because I get them through my mail in program, but the cost of having the infusion and all that entails can be eliminated with self injected shots. But mostly, just tired of the IV. I've read all the possible side effects with Humira, and it is a bit scary. But the possible side effects of Remicade are no less scary, and I did so well on that. I guess we shall see if I respond as well to the Humira as I've done with the Remicade, because I've heard that there's a possibility I can't go back to the Remicade if the Humira doesn't work as well. Don't let the "possible" side effects keep you from trying the Remicade, every body is different. Just because one didn't do well, doesn't mean you won't. It made an enormous difference in my mobility, pain level, and flair ups became almost none existant. And when I did have a flair up, they were never as severe as they were before the Remicade.
Post Edited (kickinRA) : 9/19/2007 3:05:44 PM (GMT-6)