[QUOTE=old waitress]My son is on Kineret and injectable methotrexate and has been for the last year. He has done so well he in no longer in a wheelchair and very littl pain,We are now unable to get the injectable methotrexate, anyone else have that problem? What the deal with nor being able to get it?
The improvement your son has seen may not be permanent.
Bone pain can be due to trauma, osteoporosis etc.. Methotreaxate
is a chemotherapy that prevents the immune system from attacking
the body's own tissues. It is not a cure, but instead carries its' own risks
as a carcinogen. It shortens lives as do all immune suppressants.
I ask you if your son has had a complete blood test to look for indicators of an activated immune system and products of a hidden infection?
Sed Rate, C Reactive Protein, Antinuclear Antibody, White Blood Cell Count and Rheumatoid Factor can indicate a need to treat with anbibiotics until the numbers return to normal ranges.
The thinking about RA is changing as more people are being successfully treated with long term antibiotics... (Studies have been done showing that
all subjects improved and none were harmed.)
Didn't a similar thing happen in the 80's regarding the treatment of
Stomach Ulcers? We all know that Helicobacter Pylori is treatable with a week of antibiotics and the ulcers go away as well.
I could post links, but that is not allowed... You can do searches yourself and find the information.