i started on this new injectable drug.. Simponi.. about 4 months ago.. The first 2 months it only seemed to work about 2 weeks and the 3rd month it kicked in and i feel like i am a new person now.. Have gone off prednisone totally and no Arava or Plaquenil.. Although I will still need to take Methotrexate with the Simponi forever..
I do need to add that it costs 1500.00 a month for the one injection and you really need good insurance or are on disability..
Also I live in Canada and it may not be available to you.. yet..
I just hope this info helps someone somewhere and it can be gotten for you... It truly is a miracle drug..Although mouth sores are a pain, that seems to be the only thing so far..
We all need help with this and it should be available to everyone, not just specialized people.
Good luck all.