Hi everyone hope you are having a pain free day..........I know i had a excellent experience with my rehumy last week , But my brother has had RA for 20 years now, and has given me a list of meds he has been on in the past,
He mentioned that he was on mtx about 7 years ago and it never worked for him, He said he was then given Humira which worked for 3 years and now he is on Enbrel which he injects every two weeks,
I know that all meds work differently on different people, But he seems to think that i am being cheated out of a better drug like the one he is on, Also because we are family it will not work for me neither,
I know that a lot of you on this site have been though a lot (like my brother) with one drug or another and have lost the full use of a lot of limbs etc(, My brother is in a wheel chair now)
I know he is just showing how much he cares and doesn't want me to go though the same,
And i also know that a lot of drugs have changed a lot since he was diagnosed,
Not sure how much mtx has changed, but he wasn't given hydroxychloroquine with it at the time, I know you would all want the best for anyone with RA in your family,
NOW MY BIG QUESTIONS AT LAST....... I DO GO ON SOME TIMES,
Would you push to be put on the same drug?
Would you try the mtx drug out first?
Do you think it is down to the costing?
Is this drug only given to patient with serve RA?
Would you push your sister to go on the same drug as you?
Sorry I'm just getting a bit confused to know what to do for the best, as i am going to see my GP on Thursday, I do understand what he is saying, but it would just be nice to here want you all think on here, and what you would do.........
Thank you all for taking time to read this, Lots of hugs and Xxxx