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Remicade vs. Humira vs. Enbrel vs. Simponi vs. ... Looks like Remicade has stopped being my best bet for controlling AS and PsA. The question is, what's a better bet? I know - everyone's different. Feedback appreciated.

Asked by Chapps 4 years ago remicade




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I'm taking Humira, I've taken 3 shots, so 6 weeks. I have not had any results, positive or negative. It does lower your immune system and I'm so paranoid about any infections. Since it is summer here so hopefully I can stay un-sick. I'm also on 10mg of oxycodone every 6 hours and 15mg morphine every 6 hours. This doesn't seem to be helping me anymore, and I'm afraid the doctors will think I'm getting addicted or just won't understand that I'm in pain still...I've been in a HORRIBLE flare up since saturday, so 4 days. I can't seem to move, my mom has to help me out of bed.

by Becki  4 years ago

Ajit
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I have PS.
Started with enbrel worked very well for about two years, then went on to humira and that too worked very well for about a year and half and then swithed to Remicade and  that did wonders for about two years and the effievt went down and now i am on sompani. It not working as good as the other drugs. Dont know what is the next step.if i could go back on the one i have been and start again. Going back to see my doc in three months.did not have any side effect from any of these meds.
Aj

by Ajit 3 years ago

Dan H
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I am on Humira which has worked wonders for my AS. My symptoms are very light now. However I have experienced side effects including anxiety and lowered immune system. I seem to get a lot of niggly sore throats and sniffles that last a couple of days. If I catch a proper cold or a stomach bug it lasts a long time and can quite often take me down completely so that I have to stay in bed for a couple of days. Pre-Humira I very rarely got so ill that I had to go to bed. I'd still say the side effects are worth it. I am a lot more careful around people with colds.

by Dan H 4 years ago

Vic Parnell
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Humira has been the best for me. Not perfect, but it works better than Enbrel

by Vic Parnell 4 years ago

Michelle De Long
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Been on Enbrel for about 5 years.  It still works.  I tried Humira and I had a severe skin reaction to it, it looked like I had flesh eating bacteria at the injection site.

I have to use the 50mg once a week Enbrel, that is what works. But it does not work as well as it did 5 years ago, that is for sure, especially during up and down weather.

by Michelle De Lon...  4 years ago

Hedy Francois
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Humira helped me with alleviating the pain and I was able to get on with my "quality" of life.
BUT, I got very sick twice last year '09, the last one with double pneumonia lasting two months. My immune system was just very prone to colds,coughs etc, Even getting my annual "flu shot" started my episode with the  pneumonia. By the way I only took Humira from Nov. '08 to Nov. '09. Of course not taking it when I got sick.
At the moment my Rheumy does not know what to do with me, since all the TNF blockers lower your immune system. At the moment I am taking Celebrex 200 mg.twice a day, and Darvocet for pain. My pains  are in my lower back, sacrum area and neck. I have had a left hip replaced 5 years ago, and shortly need my right hip replaced as well.
I know all individuals differ in what they are able to take. I would love to hear from anyone that has had my problem with Humira or any TNF blocker lowering their immune system. I wish you all a  pain free day.
Hedy

by Hedy Francois 4 years ago

Rose Bigham
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Humira didn't seem to do anything for me.  I switched to Enbrel and had a marked improvement.  I cannot believe how expensive these are and am incredibly grateful for my good insurance!  Jeesh!

by Rose Bigham 4 years ago

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