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Time to Stop Biologics
#284927 01/22/22 08:44 PM
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After 35 years of biologics, Humira, Remicade, Enbrel they have done well for my AS, but my immune system is getting compromised. Is it time to stop these medications?

Re: Time to Stop Biologics
jrprusak #284954 02/26/22 03:31 PM
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no, I wouldn't if they are still working to control your disease.. Talk to your Dr about this please


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Small business owner, 53 / mother of 5, Fort Worth, Texas
Remicade, Seroquel, Folic Acid, MTX
Undifferented spondylopathy HLA-B27+ (onset 2007- DXed 2008) with associated uveitis, psoriasis
EPI and IBS - gastritis due to NSAIDs
Right Hip replacement 2017 with subsequent 4" heterotopic ossification (removed 2019)
Re: Time to Stop Biologics
jrprusak #284955 02/26/22 09:30 PM
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The immune system changes as we age, so what you are seeing may not be associated with the medications. Like Roqufort said, best is to discuss with your rheumatologist.


Background: 32 yr old male
Symptoms: Ps (scalp, elbows, knees) since 2000; PsSpa (neck, sacroiliac joint) since 2015
Dx: Osteoarthritis Aug, 2017; PsSpa Nov, 2018
Treatment: Meloxicam, Nov 2018-Jan 2019; Naproxen, Jan 2019-Jun 2019; Humira, Jun 2019-Present
Re: Time to Stop Biologics
jrprusak #285033 07/14/22 10:45 AM
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Why stop them? They keep the disease from progressing and are very safe. I would continue on them if it were me.


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