Medication for Rheumatoid Arthritis

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edited 28. Nov 2023, 14:09 in Living with arthritis

I am 62 and I’ve been taking Sulfasalazine and hydroxychloroquine for over three years now and my consultant has been reluctant to prescribe stronger medication due to me being prone to infections and a previous history of cancer (I’ve been taking a maintenance dose of Cefalexin). As the above meds don’t seem to be bringing my Rheumatoid arthritis fully under control, various nodules and continuing pain and stiffness (I have osteoarthritis as well by the way lucky me!), he now believes we have to consider other treatments.

I would appreciate your views and thoughts based on your personal experiences as to what medications are most likely to be effective and the potential impact on my overall health.