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It has been suggested by my rheumatology consultant to go on to biologics. I would be really interested to hear from anyone who has undertaken this treatment.

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  • jamieA
    jamieA Member Posts: 744
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    I was put onto a biosimilar Amgevita(Adalimumab) last July and can honestly say it was transformative. My psoriatic arthritis came upon me really quickly and severely in September/October 2020. I'd ended up only being able to walk with crutches. From my first Amgevita injection at the end of July 2021 I was able to hand back my crutches at the end of September. I'm now able to walk 50-60kms a week again. I've gone from severe pain in my joints to most of them feeling like they do with a bad flu. Don't get me wrong I still have days where certain joints are sore but not enough to stop me walking. My rheumatology consultant didn't stop the sulfasalazine and methotrexate I was initially put on. They said the drugs worked in conjunction. The rheumatology nurse I see said I was lucky the first biosimilar worked as there are 7(?) they could try. I'm aware that the biosimilar and MTX leaves me immunocompromised so I am very careful what I do and where I go. I haven't had any adverse reaction to the biosimilar.