** Originally posted by DChurch **
Hello my PA friends. So I am having a heck of a time with this horrible PA. On a good note, my skin looks great. So i've been doing Remicade since April and last month my bones decided to fight the Remicade, needless to say OUCH!!! Wow, what pain I experienced, got in for an early infusion and felt great again. So the infusions are wearing off earlier and earlier and today I type feeling like someone hit my hands with a hammer and I do believe my left hand looks like I have hotdogs for fingers from the swelling...oooh I feel fabulous! I called my Rheum yesterday and he added Arava to take in conjunction with my infusions. I'm wondering if anyone else is doing the similar treatment and how long for the Arava to kick in. Considering i'm 35 and feel 90 this week, i'm dreading what my retirement years will be like! Yikes!