By Scott Howard
I was diagnosed with RA a few months ago and have been on methotrexate since with minimal result. My Dr. has broached the subject of Humira a couple of times, but to be honest, I’m scared of the stuff. The commercials alone scare the bejeepers out of me. Don’t even get me started on $800 copay. Every month?!
That being said, I *am* willing to try if it really is time. But that is what I question. I’ve been on methotrexate for 3-4 months now and have read that it can take up to 6 to be effective. Is it really time to try more aggressive treatment or should I insist on waiting 2-3 more months? I am still symptomatic with painful swollen knuckles, etc.