Should I go for it??
In 2011 I was told I had Lupus, then in 2015 I was told no I actually had RA, then in 2016, I was told by a 3rd Rheumy that I had PMR. I have now been with the same doctor for 2+ yrs. He has never really given me a def diagnosis. He started with Prednisone with Plaquenil. I stayed on this for about a year and a half. My pain got worse so he added Leflunomide with pred and plaq. I got even worse and lost almost all of my hair. I went back today and I think I scared him when I walking pale, barely walking w/o help and almost no hair. He finally started to look back at my chart and blood work and told me he was now sure I have RA. I am swollen and in pain (even my fingers hurt). So he told me to stop the Leflunomide immediately. Now after he gets clearance from my insurance company he wants to start me on Cimzia. I have no idea what to expect. Anyone had experience with this medication?