Been in Methotrexate for 3 1/2 months

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Hi new here was diagnosed with RA about a year ago tried salfalazine but got sickness with it, have been on Methotrexate and Hydroxychloroquine and folic acid the Meths are injections for 3 1/2 months but still got lots of swelling and pain. Had several courses of steroids which do help but having to take alendronic acid now as developed osteopenia. Rheumatologist has said she doesn’t think the Methotrexate is going to work so I have to go back in July to discuss biologics at this point don’t really know much about them I am in the UK anybody get any suggestions if I should aim for a certain one or is it just pot luck which ones work.

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    Dear Stuart, I believe humira may be 2nd choice here in USA as I had primary and ra doc both suggest I needed it. Also, all my symptoms subsided. I still have a little pain and fatigue occasionally but nothing like I was experiencing. I felt like I was on a bad trip. A real live nightmare. Good luck.
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