RA and crohn's disease

Hi everyone

I am new to this forum. I was diagnosed witih inflammatory arthritis last May and have a diagnosis of Crohns which I have had about 10 yrs or more. Having difficulty finding medication that will work for both. I don't tolerate MTX so currently only take 12.5 mg / week . Started Humira in late Dec and by the 3rd dose the side effects were awful so that was stopped. My doc is talking with my health ins. company to see what i can get approval for next. The GI doc and the rheum. doc have different opinions on what to try next. Has anyone had side effects on a biologic and then tried another and were successful at tolerating the drug?. Pain is getting worse and I am getting discouraged. Thanks for listening : )

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  • Actimera really helped!! I am on rutuxin now it is helping my RA but not the stomach issues

  • Have you tried any dietary changes and found that to help? Saw GI doc last week and she suggested trying to eliminate sugar so I am trying that and limiting gluten but it's not easy.

    Have you been on many different medications to see what works. The MTX really upsets my Gi system and lots of bowel problems on the lower dose that I am on now. Awaiting approval of another biologic but I doubt that I will tolerate the next one. Trying to stay positive . Doctors here in US seem to really be keen on using the biologics

  • I'm on Embrel oncei a week...it works🙅🙅🙅🙅🙅🙅🙅good luck

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