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Biologicals

Just a quick update really I was diagnosed last February with rheumatoid arthritis started on Methotrexate and sulfasalazine daily, in the June July a summer rheumatologist and she said she wasn't happy with the results I was getting. They moved me over to the biological benepali and I have been on that about 16 weeks I can honestly say I have virtually no pain whatsoever it is amazing, I still take one tablet sulfasalazine day and night to. So if you're going through the same thing stick with it and hopefully a pain free time for you will come to. I feel very very happy.

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Pleased to read that as diagnosed 4 months before you and at the mo on methx, sulph, hydroxy, almost constant pred ( now trying half dose for longer of pred) taking paracetamol & dihydrocodiene 4 times a day. Much better than i was can do 2 things a day now instead of nothing but still done in by 2ish having got up between 9 & 10am, but stil pain and tirednes. So as say glad to read that. Thanks and long may it continue. ☺☺

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Wow that's great . I'm awaiting biologics now to see if I qualify . So glad your pain free

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That’s great news. I’m waiting to start on consentyx. I do hope my treatment is as successful as your.

Nx

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I am very happy for you. Thanks for this post. It's good to hear of positive outcomes as well as problematic ones. Long may it continue! All the very best.

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Hi Nattynooo - I also am on Benepali, about my 8th injection now. Are you on any other meds with this? My Rheumy wants me to remain on mtx too! Despite my intolerance to the tablets! It all started good but have been having flares just in my right foot these past 4 days. I am relaxing praying it calms ....Other than that it seems to be better.

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Hello yes I am on sulfasalazine in the morning and in the evening too , I was on Methotrexate, but I came off that as it used to wipe me out from Monday to Thursday. I did struggle badly with my shoulders in the beginning, of benepali but everything seems to have calmed right down now and I am virtually pain free...good luck

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Thank you for sharing your wonderful news as it gives us all hope. I'm thrilled to hear you are doing so well and long may it continue. Hugs

J

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