Just something I can't get my head round please. I have been on 3 DMARDS none of which suited. I have been offered abatacept which I am most certainly going to have to start shortly despite my reluctance to do so.
My question is this: We take these drugs to manage our RA but then have to take other drugs to counter the side effects which in turn lead to others severe illnesses. I have read your posts over the last couple of years and note that most of us are still struggling (some with additional complications) despite adhering religiously to conventional treatment.
I am so afraid of adding additional complications to my RA by taking conventional RA treatments that I just don't know what to do.
I note biologics reduce bone formation for example, so anyone with osteoporosis is going to have additional problems with their bones. Then there is the cancer risk and a whole load of others associated with the biologics.
Is there anyone in the community who can allay my fears and help me understand please?
Sending lots of hugs 😘