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I have RA and OA since I was a kid and now I have it in every part of my body. I can hardly get around. I don’t go out of the house because it’s to painful. I can’t do hardly anything for myself. Mr arthritis takes a jump every few months and that means it gets worse. I am highly resistant to all medications so they don’t work. My doctor has tried dozens.I am now trying prednisone with little effect if any.

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Hello @roeglo, Welcome to Connect. It sounds like you have struggled with RA for a long time with not much success. I've been on prednisone twice for polymyalgia rheumatica occurrences and it usually helps right away. Here's some information from the Arthritis Foundation that may be helpful… "Biologics are a special type of disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARD). In most cases, they are prescribed when conventional DMARDs have not worked. These powerful drugs work very well for many people with rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and other forms of inflammatory arthritis." — https://www.arthritis.org/drug-guide/biologics/biologics

Has your doctor tried any of the biologic drug treatments?

Have you tried any of the IL 6 inhibitors, i.e., Kineret?

Juvenile onset RA is the most damaging, with existing meds becoming less and less effective as you age. Perhaps one of the new ones coming out will help…have you any skin lesions that point to Psoriatic vs Rheumatoid arthritis?