Having had RA for over 10 years, (I am 66) I qualified for Humira recently. For those unfamiliar with this (Google) it is self administered by either traditional injection or, in my case, by the pre-filled pen. My qualification consisted of 2 separate assessments of all my joints (but, funnily not my feet!). I understand that the cost to NHS Scotland where I live, is over £10,000 per year. Given that I inject every 2 weeks that equates to about £400 a shot!
I am also on 3Grammes of Sulfasalazine each day, 5mG MTX weekly (was 20 but liver was failing) plus usual Aspirin, Statin and Metformin (T2 Diabetic)
However! The upside is the change it has made to my life. Improvement was noticed after 24 hours and just gets better. I am now back to walking my 2 Yorkshire Terrorists, some DIY and car washing (which I am just about to do).
QUESTION. Am I really just lucky or does Humira work like this for everyone?