I have been on Methotrexate for 4 years but have a few joints that are not fully controlled and have seen some serious degradation in my wrist in particular which is often sore so my consultant has put me into biologics. She persuaded me on the basis that the disease is silent but affecting my joints even if I don’t have pain.
I just got my first delivery of Amgevita and I’m too scared to take it after reading the side effects. Even some marked “common” are terrifying! It was never explained to me how serious some of the common impacts are and now I feel hesitant.
Typically, having waited months and months for this prescription, my overall stiffness is minimal and mobility pretty good! My biggest challenge is horrendous fatigue. I don’t even know if that’s the disease or the methotrexate.
I know that long term, the sooner I get control on the issues which are probably bubbling away despite no pain, the better. But I feel nervous injecting more drugs into my body when the side effects could be far worse than I’m suffering right now.
Has anyone else felt like this before starting biologics for the first time??
If I was in a lot of pain and struggling with mobility I wouldn’t hesitate but I’m ok in that regard right now. My consultant just says ‘so let’s keep it that way’. If the Amgevita would combat the fatigue - that’s the most useful thing it could do for me.. but that doesn’t seem to be what it does!