I haven't posted on this group for a while.I wanted to share my experience thus far with this new biologic. I have tried many in the past 10 years. I started with Humira which gave me neurological symptoms. Enbrel worked well for about 1 1/2 years. The Orencia which did nothing for me. I then found my holly grail Remicade that gave me my life back for 5+ years. I recently started building antibodies against it so I was taken off of it since it wasnt helping enough. I am now on my 2nd dose of Actemra. I dont know if it will work for me or not. I see very minute improvements so far. I will wait for the 3rd dose and if that doesnt help any more I will move onto Rituxan which I'm dreading due to the possible side effects. I so far have minor side effects with this drug, slight headache and tired the day of infusion. I noticed stomach ache first infusion, nothing this 2nd. I am also on Plaquenil and MTX inj, so i will see how it goes. I have been in a terrible flare since April of this year due to a surgery I had and was taken off of my meds. Then the Remicade never worked the same again after that. My knees are so swollen can barely hobble around the house. If anyone has any suggestions on how to relieve this knee pain that would be greatly appreciated. Thank you all, and I hope you are enjoying your Sunday evening.
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Hello I have asked before for prayers and when everyone prays for me it really does help me. I want to ask if you may all pray for me to have the motivation and drive to get back into fitness, workoing out and eating healthy. I used to be into fitness before I got schizophrenia. I miss it. It kept me happy but now with schizophrenia I lost my drive and discipline to continue. If I can miraculasly...