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What biologics have you tried and how have they helped?

Please remember that everyone is different, and what works for some may not work for others. Please respect everyone's experience and their decisions to try or not try certain medications.

  1. I started on Humira and not only was it ineffective, I had extreme fatigue the 3 months I was on it.

    I've been on Enbrel for a month now and noticed the fatigue lifted 48 hours after my first injection. After every weekly injection I've experienced more improvement.

    The day before my next injection my symptoms start to get worse but it takes time to get the immune system tamped down. So far I'm really happy the Enbrel is working for me.

    1. It's wonderful you are having positive results from Enbrel. Trialing and waiting for results can be difficult but so worth it. Thanks for sharing. Wishing you healing and peace. Rebecca (team member)

    2. thank you, so much. It's nice to have energy again. And I get to go be with people instead of stuck at home.

      Summer is my favorite season and I'm going to enjoy every minute.

  2. Cocentryx

    1. - thanks for sharing friend. How is Cosentyx helping your symptoms of inflammatory arthritis? Has it been effective enough or do think maybe something else is in order? Wishing you the best. Rebecca

  3. Remicade. Tremendous help

    1. wonderful news. Glad Remicade is having a healing and relieving effect on your symptoms. We love to hear positive news when it comes to such a debilitating disease. Thoughtfully, Rebecca (team member)

  4. Cimzia - worked about 1.5 yrs then failed
    Simponi - been about 2yrs not as good but I am stable.

    IT WORKS! I don't wakeup and suffering every step. I had to stop my biologics for 3 months and the intense pain every step is indescribable.

    1. Yeah I did the same thing as Jessica. I hummed and hawed, looking over everything, before starting a biologic hearing about the scary side effects. Well..I can tell you know it has made such a difference in my life. I don't eat either a bottle of Ibuprofen ever couple of weeks and / or taking 6-8 caps of Tylenol arthritis every day just to manage. I still do but it is not nearly as often and my gut is much happier about it now.

    2. Side effects are scary and learning of them while a medication is suggested as a treatment can be unnerving. I am glad you decided to begin Simponi and that it is having a positive effect on your pain and your life. Your story could offer hope and encouragement to others facing similar decisions, showing that while the journey might be daunting, the benefits can be life-changing. Thanks for sharing your experience with us. Rebecca (team member)

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