Dear Helpline Team,
I have been having a tough time recently with my RA (diagnosed 07). TNF treatment with Enbrel was my lifeline and worked well for me during the last 4 years. This year it has been much less effective and rather than being in remission I am now in a flare up period. Does your body get used to the same treatment and work its way around it...what do you think?
I cannot work currently and can hardly walk. I was put on Cimzia TNF to see if that might work, it hasn't and I have had skin reactions due to it I believe , so I am now on 20mg Predislone daily to keep the wolf from the door, it does that... but I am still struggling with the horrid systemic feeling throughout my body (aches, pains and flu like symptoms)
I recognise the Predsilone is not something I can keep taking and am thinking of going back to Enbrel seeing as it worked in the past so well. I have never took Methatraxate by injection (only tabs that never worked when 1st diagnosed) with Enbrel but some experts suggest this can make a big difference as it works alongside the TNF...what do you say? I think I am resisting the Meth injections because its just another strong Med that I would rather not have in me!