I was diagnosed with severe RA in 2004. I been on namebrand Minocin since 2005 and although it took two years for total remission (no pain), I am still in remission. I have my blood still tested every 6 months for signs of inflamation and all the labs are great.
It was a lot of two steps forward, one back to begin with but slowly I saw improvement. The only complaint I have is that I have blue discoloration on my legs due to the Minocin. I guess it's a small price to pay.