I moved onto the biologic drugs in August 2013 and since then, I have had symptoms of neuropathy. My rheumatologist steadfastly has stuck to her line that the 2 anti TNFs I have tried are not linked with neuropathy. I'm not trying to be awkward but the official sites for the drugs do acknowledge an association. In my last appt, she suggested sending me for tests but I haven't heard any more on this. I must chase this up actually!
If my nerve symptoms are due to the medications, I'm going to be in a horrendous pickle. I sustained a fair amount of joint damage in my feet, ankles, shoulders and jaw in the initial years of my RA treatment. I've recently had scans of my jaw and feet and they've shown barely any joint degeneration since 2013 which proves that my current medication combination is working very well. However, I am really suffering with this nerve pain. I can't take amitriptlyine and I'm not sure about the other nerve drugs but I will make a GP appt to discuss this.
Has anyone else experienced neuropathy symptoms on biologic drugs? How did you/do you manage this?
Thank you in advance.