Posts Tagged ‘Enbrel’

  • Recent Biologics Commercials by Amgen & Abbott Hit New Notes

    Abbott’s commercials feature destruction of pianos and bicycles Commercials for Biologics like Enbrel and Humira have come a long way in the last two years. Could our perspective be having an impact on marketers? I don’t know. But the new Abbott ads are remarkable compared to the old baloney. The new message: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) […]

  • Phil Mickelson’s Psoriatic Arthritis

    “Mickelson arthritis” brings shrugs “Phil Mickelson arthritis” was such a common search already that it was suggested to me by Google’s search tool as I typed his name yesterday. That was only two days after Mickelson announced his diagnosis of Psoriatic Arthritis to the press. I have to admit that I shrugged the first time […]

  • My First Actemra Treatment

    Actemra is my fourth Biologic treatment My first Actemra treatment was two weeks ago. I never dreamed I’d be going for my fourth different kind of Biologic treatment. When my first rheum doc said I’d feel much better soon with Humira, I believed it. When the Rheumatoid Arthritis continued to progress, the doc seemed as […]

  • Comparison of Biologics for Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

    Which is best Biologic for Rheumatoid Arthritis? Rheumatoid Arthritis patients often compare notes about which Biologic they recommend. Which Biologic works best for RA? Which Biologic has fewest side effects? Does anyone know? Some new RA patients tell me that their doctors provide them with a list of Biologics and ask them to choose one […]

  • My Journey with Rheumatoid Arthritis Medicine

    Wouldn’t it be fun to do a happy little blog? But, I was dancing through my happy mommy life and RA busted down my door. I did not pick this fight. I just decided to fight back. This blog is written in reply to a question on yesterday’s blog about my journey with Rheumatoid Arthritis […]

  • How well do Biologic medications help Rheumatoid Arthritis?

    Biologic medicines for RA: The Humira team? I remember when my rheumatologist explained Humira to me. She drew pictures to show me how the molecule in the medicine interfered with the process of Rheumatoid Arthritis. She said that the molecule in the drug locked onto an antibody molecule, effectively neutering the immune molecule. It sounded […]

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Requires Disease Treatment and Symptom Treatment

    There is a difference between disease control and symptom control for Rheumatoid Arthritis. There is no Rheumatoid Arthritis cure. You probably gathered that from yesterday’s funny blog. However, there are medications which can curb many of the effects of RA by actually cutting back the activity of the immune cells. These are the medicines referred to as […]

  • The Controlled Burn Strategy of Disease Control for RA

    How Rheumatoid Arthritis Medicines Work Like a Controlled Burn Here in Central Florida, wildfires are a regular problem. Sometimes, it rains down cinders when the fires are miles away. Creepy until you get used to it. However, I have seen several fires in my own neighborhood that were out of control. One season, we got […]

  • What Causes Rheumatoid Arthritis Fatigue?

    Rheumatoid arthritis fatigue is a nearly universal symptom in rheumatoid disease. Research shows it is caused by chemicals related to inflammation.

  • Pyramid Approach to Rheumatoid Arthritis Trashed

    RA treatment: Pyramid v. Surge OOPS! If you’ve read many books or articles on the treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis, you may have heard of the treatment pyramid. During past decades, this was the general treatment plan for all RA patients (regardless of disease course type). Here’s a brief summary of what is was like to […]

  • Two Causes of Rheumatoid Arthritis Site Reactions

    It’s been a week of site reactions. There were lots of positive reactions to the new blog site. After a few days, I realized that I was receiving two distinct flavors of responses.There have been those who were encouraging: “Nice article”; Good writing”; and “Well done!” I am so grateful. Then there were the reactions […]

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