As I was flyling back from Denver the other day, I sat next to a very young Pediatrician. He was very sweet, and the folks in the seats in front of us started talking about
Arthritis, and one person asked the other that had Arthritis if he was using Remicade. I was so surprised to hear him ask about
it, that I said to the nice young Pediatrician, "Gee, I'm on Remicade and surprised to hear it being mentioned!" He said, "Really?" And we started chatting about
it. He asked me several questions, and I asked him if he had any children on it. He said, "Yes, I do. I believe it's a very fine line....you can be afraid if there will be side effects, but hey, it's quality of life too." Apparently it is a big debate right now because the docs seem to think it's better to give folks quality of life rather than being in a constant flare, and as he said, are the other meds any better? But as we all know, it doesn't always work for everyone. So, interesting dialogue! Guess that's why I love traveling....I meet such interesting people!
Remicade - will have my 21th infusion on April 17.