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This is the first time I have posted here.I am a 58-yr-old female and I have been diagnosed with RA several years ago. I have been through every med available and am now taking Kineret as a last resort. Too early to tell yet if it is working. Has anyone else had this experience? If so, what do you plan to do? Are there any new meds on the horizon? The last one I found on the 'net was Humira - that didn't work for me either. I am extremely discouraged.
Thank you for any input.
Hi Geechie,
I was diagnosed early this year with RA. I am 36. I have been through 4 medications as of now. I am not familiar with Kineret. Is that a DMARD? Have you ever had injections of any kind to help you? Please let me know your thoughts. I do take plaquinil but they say it takes a while to kick in. Have you ever been on that?

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Hi Geechie,
I was diagnosed early this year with RA. I am 36. I have been through 4 medications as of now. I am not familiar with Kineret. Is that a DMARD? Have you ever had injections of any kind to help you? Please let me know your thoughts. I do take plaquinil but they say it takes a while to kick in. Have you ever been on that?

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Hi, Megpat - Thanks for your reply. I am taking Plaquenil, Arava, Prednisone, and the Kineret. Kineret is a daily injection. I've also tried Remicade, Enbrel, Humira and methotrexate. The methotrexate was the only thing that seemed to do any good, and it was messing with my kidneys so I had to quit it.
I have run the whole gamut of available medications. Oh, and Minocycline, which is a tetracycline. I'm just hoping the Kineret will do something.
Kineret is a DMARD, but it works differently than the others, so I'm hoping it will work for me!
Plaquenil scares me a little because I've heard it can cause eye problems, but really, all this stuff is bad so I guess Plaquenil is no worse than the rest. This disease is not for sissies. LOL!
I'm sorry you have this thing so young. So many young people seem to have it, especially women. At least I don't have a family to cook and clean for, it's just me and my hubby (and our cats) so I guess I'm pretty lucky. It just gets really discouraging sometimes, as I'm sure you know.