I shared with you all that I was off Baricitinib due to white blood cell count being too low. My Neutrophil was at 0.3 (normal is >1.5) I had to stop that biologic immediately. I had another test 3 days after stopping this biologic and my Neutrophil increased to 2, happy days. Today I saw my Consultant he was left thinking if they made a typo! But not taking any chances he made the decision to change.
I have been nearly two weeks meds free - it has been up and down, (honestly more ups) whilst praying I do not get any flares as I wait for this new biologic. I did experience 2 days post stopping on the Friday, by Monday yikes a flare had struck! By Wednesday things were good.
If anyone is on this new one please do let me know your experience with it. I am suppose to be taking two tablets a day but I said to my consultant let’s this time do a drip feed approach, starting on one tablet a day and he agreed. Blood tests once a week to monitor. This medication has been In use for 10 years for info.
I have a another week to wait I shall of course update you on my journey when I start taking it.
Wishing everyone an inspiring day. 😊🌤