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Rainbow

Parkinson and Rheumatoid Arthiritis

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Rainbow    0

My mom has been using Enbrel biologic injection once a year and has recently been diagnosed with Parkinson. That kind of Rheumatoid Arthritis biologic treatments have a lot of possible side effects. Also this medication controls her immune system as well as her RA. On the other hand,  I was wondering is controlling her immune system with that medicine bad for the progression of Parkinson or not? Should she stop that kind of treatment for her RA and choose something else? What kind of RA treatments can she get without effecting her Parkinson in a bad way? Thank you!

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Dr. Okun    409

So far in our patients we work with the rhematologist and watch for symptoms of Parkinsonism but in most cases these meds can be used together.

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Dr. Okun    409

We are always happy to help.  Remember to also use the 18004PDINFO helpline.

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