Im new to the site and am looking to seek guidance from others regard my condition now that I have finally accepted I have it and that its not going to go away any time soon.
I have lived in denial for 18 months hoping the diagnosis was wrong and that things would improve but alas this is not the case..
Im a 42 year old man and have always been fit and healthy.
I was diagnosed with reactive arthritis following a bout of the flu some 18 months back then diagnosed with RA a few months thereafter and begun taking methotrexate..
12 months on this drug has done nothing for me and the only time I've been pain free is when I've taken steroids (prednisalone) for short periods of approx 3/4 weeks at a time.
My specialist has finally agreed a new course of action is required and yesterday we agreed I will begin to take Adalimumab.
We discussed the drug at length and I agreed i need to use it as the methotrexate by itself has done nothing to relieve my symptoms.
I would be lying if I said I am not concerned regard the side effects and also the possibility that it doesn't work..
Any thoughts from other users are very welcome..
Thanks for taking the time to read above..