Set PsA treatment goals with a rheumatologist

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TIM: My relationship with the doctor was awesome.

I thought it was really special because we were working as a team. It was a strong mutual respect there. Being on RINVOQ has really helped me look forward to the mornings.

I wanted to get dressed without struggling to put your pants on. Easily grab a cup of coffee. I like to walk the dog. Being able to get up out of a chair if you’ve been sitting for a while.

I think the specific goals were more on my recovery from activities, whether it was a round of golf, whether it was kayaking, whether it was something that I really wanted to get out and do without having to suffer from the pain and the stiffness too much.

Conversations with the doctor would go back and forth. She had me tracking in a little notebook, which was really nice. I kept a daily journal on how I felt and I would bring all this data to her.

We have to be our own advocates and we have to communicate and work with the doctor on your pain levels, on your movement levels, on your activity levels.

What can you do? Is this where I want to be?

And if not, take a look at different treatment options and see what might help you get to those goals.



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  • Serious infections. RINVOQ can lower ability to fight infections. Serious infections, some fatal, occurred, including tuberculosis (TB) and infections caused by bacteria, fungi, or viruses.
  • Increased risk of death in people age 50+ with at least 1 heart disease risk factor.
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