New to biologics

Madmazz Member Posts: 2
edited 28. Nov 2023, 14:07 in Living with arthritis


I have been struggling with RA pain for 10yrs now. Due to ther medical issues NSAIDs have never been an option. Methotrexate was also not an option. So been on sulphasalazine and hydroxychloroquine with increases to max. Now to start on sarilumab. I am a bit worried about the impact this will have on my immune response as I work in a hospital. I am currently off sick as i had got to the stage I could no longer hold a pen and write or walk from the nearest car park without my crutch. I was miserable and in pain. Now I feel like all my hopes are pinned on a biologic. Please tell me I will feel a difference soon after I start, and that the 12wk wait time would be inusual?

Please help