I have just been diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis. Sulfasalazine wasn't helping much so I am being put on etanercept. I also take hydroxychloroquine.
Anything I should know? Will I need blood monitoring during treatment and which tests/how often? And how long before I actually start the drugs? There seems to be a process to go through first but no sense of whether that means weeks or months. And do I need a shingles vaccine?