Hi guys, I’m new here 🙂 I’ve created this account for my boyfriend. He’s been living with PsA for 21 years (since he was 15). But i’m still new to all these. I want to learn more about PsA so that I can help and support him better.
In the past 10 years, he barely took any medication for his PsA because of the potential side effects. Recently he’s considering to give biologics therapy a shot. His doctor has prescribed Simponi to him. I’ve learned all kinds of scary side effects from google including risk of infection and cancer. I would like to hear some advice from someone who’s been receiving biologics. I’m wondering if there’s any way to lower the risk of infection/cancer, or if biologics is effective at all.
Also, as the shots are very expensive, he is trying to apply through his work drug plan and some government program. We are still waiting to see if he’s qualified. Is there any other suggestions?
Thank you :))