My Husband’s Post Knee Replacement Infection Saga
The RA doctor said no biologic drugs like Enbrel until he’s off antibiotics, which the infectious disease doctor has mentioned a year but we are getting clarified.
The RA doctor said the methotrexate can take up to 12 weeks to kick in. When he initially was diagnosed almost 20 years ago it did help quite a bit but not like Enbrel did which virtually made him pain-free.
Managing RA without medication?
Has anyone had to stay off the meds that really helped for this long?
All I can find is 12 weeks recommended for antibiotics after this occurs but I know his RA and being immunocompromised might be the reason they are saying a year.
We are doing anything else we can think of for pain relief but nothing helps.
After the past 2+ years, how do you feel about telehealth appointments to manage your RA?