Posting on behalf of my husband aged 67. Diagnosed with RA two & half years ago having never been ill in his life before. Symptoms of knee pain, swollen/dead/painful hands. Had bilateral carpel tunnel which worked for 6 months but symptoms now back. Tired, flu like symptoms. Shoulder pain. On 20mg methotrexate & 20mg prednisolone. Stopped hydrochloxychloride months ago. Co-codamol & morphine for pain. 6-7 months ago told meds not working but candidate for & plans put in place to go onto Humira. First to be checked for TB & cancer. TB clear but has just had prostate biopsy and a very small amount of cancer cells have been found. No treatment at present as very low risk. However, were told unlikely now to be given Humira. As RA not controlled & suffering badly with symptoms, this is a major blow. RA consultant has just left so not yet met replacement consultant.
Does anyone know of any other treatment which might be effective/available/offered?