So I was talking to my rheumatologist last week and she said something interesting to me. I was asking her why I wasn't prescribed Humira four years ago when I was initially diagnosed with PsA. (For the record, I was seeing a different rheumatoligst at the time.) Why was I put in NSAID's like Indomethicin for so long?
Her response was that the treatment of autoimmune disorders has really changed over just the last two years. Doctors were hesitant, until very recently, to prescribe biologics because they're serious and still pretty expensive drugs.
But more and more doctors are realizing the danger of inflammation. And current conventional wisdom is to curb the inflammation as quickly as possible, which has led to the prescription of bioligcs more quickly after initial diagnosis.
I'm not sure we're living in a "golden age" of having PsA because I'm no sure there is such a thing. But knowledge of just how to treat our condition is advancing at a pretty rapid pace. Hopefully, even better treatment options are just around the corner.