but I still have a lot of patches and pain will remicade work better
Although all three meds are very similar, Remicade and Humira (adalimumab) reduce the effects of a substance in the body that can cause inflammation, and Enbrel works by decreasing a certain protein produced by the immune system. The immune system helps the body fight infections. In people with autoimmune disorders, the immune system mistakes the body's own cells for invaders and attacks them. (This info came from drugs.com).
You really won't know which of the three meds works best for you until you have tried them all. You should discuss your options with your doctor.
Hi baileyallen- Welcome to the site - Glad you are here!! I have Crohns Disease and have taken Remicade and Humira, both anti-inflammatories. Remicade was fist and it worked wonders for almost a year with monthly infusions, until, for me, it just stopped working. I know others that have had better results, longer periods of remission or at least less severe symptoms. I am currently on Humira - the injectible pen I do at home once a week. Altho I do see a reduction in symptoms, I have yet to make it into remission. Some relief is better than none. I have not had any bad side effects from either except maybe a slight weight increase. OR, that could just be that I felt better enough to eat a little more. While it worked, the Remicade worked better for me, and after being on Humira over a year, we (doc & I) are considering going back to it to see if I can squeeze out another year. Both are good meds. We all respond differently to meds, and I cannot say I was ever pain free or cured, but, in a much better place than without them. Remicade has a good track record. I wish you the best, be well as can be...
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