Hi I've failed on 4 dmards so far. I've tried various forms of methotrexate, sulfasalizine, hydroxycholquinine and the last one was leflunomide. I've had terrible side effects on them all and had no change to the RA. I see the consultant again this week but I'm wondering what they are likely to do. There approach so far seems to have been to keep making me repeat the same four dmards over and over in the hope this time round I will tolerate them but it never happens.
I mentioned biologics last time and it was like I had said something terrible. The consultant said they were a drastic last resort for patients and far too expensive to try on someone diagnosed for 7 months.
I couldn't stand to try leflunomide again I'm scared I will get nothing now despite active disease. I'm just wondering what other medication options there are if I can't try biologics?