I’m not new to this site nor RA, having been diagnosed about 10 years ago, in my early 50’s. I am curious to know if anyone has had a similar experience to mine as far as problems with finding a treatment.
I am seropositive with high anti-ccrp numbers, so of course, my rheumatologist started me on biological right away. The first thing he did was give me Prednisone for the short term then, Humira. The Humira brought my White Blood Count too far down, so had to get off of that. Prednisone still on board…. needless to say, I’ve been on many other Biologics, Dmards, etc., all with the same outcome of low white blood count.
The one thing I continued to stay on is Prednisone…ugh, in varying dosages, sometimes more sometimes less, but it’s always onboard. I’m now trying a very low dose of Plaquenil to see if I can, once again, kick the Prednisone.
Has anyone else had similar experiences of 1) constant Prednisone onboard, and/or 2) failure on biologics due to low WBC?
Thank you so much for sharing if you decide to and good wishes for health