Has anyone ever gone back to an old medication with any success?
I'm currently taking Simponi and have just had my 4th injection, my first 3 injections were half the recommended dose for me due to infection fears and other problems, last week I took my first full dose injection and the results were exactly the same. 2 or 3 days where I felt "excellent" by that I mean just good enough for me to get by happily enough at a pain threshold I could cope with. now 9 days later (Today) I'm back to exactly how I have been since last January when I had to discontinue the use of Remicade due to infusion reaction.
I'm due to see my Rheumatolgist again next week and I'm thinking about asking her the possibilities of trying Enbrel again. Has anyone else ever done something like this? I do remember how good I felt on Enbrel even though it stopped working I do remember that my doctor at the time switched me to Humira after around 2 weeks of extreme pain returning while on Enbrel. I was also around 14/15 years of age back then so things could have changed. I also prefer to have a weekly shot rather than monthly, reason being is that if I do get an infection which is a very high possibility right now due to open wounds from recent operation then I'm only 1 week post injection where as on Simponi I could get an injection in week 3 or 4 and be 5 or 6 weeks since my last injection.