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Hi folks, well it's been 2 years since the RoActemra MTX taper trial started but now the inflammation markers are rising again necessitating 6 monthly preds. So I've had advice that Rituximab is the way to go. I didn't like the look of it and after much consultation we agreed the 2nd best option was Simponi for which I've now had TB/HepB tests and wait result. Don't know much about this self injectable med but just have to hope it works if tests are negative.

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Morning .:-)

I was on Simponi .it really only have me 10 days pain free so it wasn't really effective.

After 6 months they decided it was better if I had rituximab.

One week after second infusion and I feel there is light at the end of the tunnel


Hi there. I'm in Simponi right now, and have been for over a year and a half. It takes a bit to notice effects, but it did really help. Unfortunately for me, (but this happens a lot with biologics) the Simponi has stopped being as effective and I will probably end up having to try another type of biologic. This happens, however; it's a matter of finding what works for you, as a lot of these medications are new and everyone's still trying to figure out the best factors for treatment. I wish you luck with it!

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