I've had a lot of questions about the RA drug study I'm doing so I decided to post about it. The drug company that has put out the study is called Pfizer. The drug has no official name yet, as it hasn't been approved by the FDA. Right now it's called CP-690,550.
I call this a "miracle" drug because after only 2 doses I saw a near 100% improvement. Obviously because it's a blinded study, you always have the chance to get placebo, which was a scarey thought, especially since I had to go off meds and was in really rough shape without anything. At this point I'm pretty sure I didn't get the placebo. If I had, I would have had the option to get rescue drugs from the doc. I think that the rescue drug is probably prednisone or some other steroid.
Below are 2 links. One is to Pfizer and the other is to clinical trials. All my RA Club buddies, I know that you're all on treaments of some sort but depending on how you're feeling, you may want to check this study out. They are still doing the study all over the place.....even in Japan! I wanted to share this because of the success I've had.
OK. How many contractures are in the audience? Guess what? Mine is gone guys!!! When I first brought it to the doc's attention (it was on my left elbow) he was very concerned. I could hear it in his voice and see it in his face. He said he wanted to keep a very close eye on it. Two weeks after he said that, he was totally amazed to see that it disappeared. his guy was speachless!
That is the biggest success. Not to mention all the things I can do again like walk barefoot, ride a bike, go for long walks, and run stairs.
So check out the links below for more info and to see if there is a study near you.
http://clinicaltrials.gov/ click on "search for clinical trials" then type in "CP-690,550" or you can type in CP-690,550 AND" & you then ad your city after the AND. Or you can just do a search on "rheumatoid arthritis AND" &then add you city after.
http://www.pfizer.com/home/ this site gives background on Pfizer itself