Time was I would have run a mile rather than take ‘big drugs’. Humira, however, has been no trouble whatsoever & has helped me tremendously.
I’ve heard it said that taking anti-inflammatories for PsA is like throwing a bucket of water at a forest fire. Worth doing is nothing else is available but … PsA is a potentially destructive, disabling disease and it is progressive. The biologics have changed the game to such an extent that there probably aren’t nearly as many scary PsA damage photos on the internet as there were 10 years ago. I hated those photos but at least they were a wake up call.
If cat’s claw is safe, then you might as well take it. But it won’t tackle the disease head on. My view is that whatever you decide, you should do so with your eyes wide open, so we just have to tell it as we see it.
But as Stoney says, Humira is ‘targeted’ at a small part of the immune system and it does seem to be pretty safe. I’ve been taking it since 2014 and I’d say my overall health has improved, let alone the PsA. Raging inflammation is not at all safe however, it’s bad for the whole person, not ‘just’ joints.
You may have got more than you asked for here. But please tell us more about how you’re feeling. It is not an easy decision.