I received the information regarding the research I have been recommended.
Read there are 2 arms standard treatment and intensive treatment for those with intermediate disease activity DAS score 4-5.1 and unable to start biologics as DAS not high enough. You will be randomly selected for each arm. The study lasts a year.
From what I understand from the information I've received 'The standard arm continue with current treatment with X-ray of hands and feet at start and end of study to monitor RA damage together with monthly bloods including CRP and ESR (ESR not usually monitored only CRP) at start and end of study monitoring between Rhuematology specialist and GP. The intensive arm start a biologic with closer monitoring with Rhuematology specialist monthly as well as above X-ray and blood test. At the end will go back to current medication before start of study along with nice guidelines.
I have an appointment arranged to discuss and decide whether to take part.
My R elbow, wrists and hands are mainly affected and as a nurse find the symptoms are exacerbated and struggling with wors. as I'm right handed and this side is worse. Also struggling at home with dressing a most household chores.
Just want to know what you guys think I'm in 2 minds and not sure whether to take part.