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Anyone Have Good Results With Enbrel?

Anyone Have Good Results With Enbrel?

I have been on Enbrel almost 3 weeks and I do not feel any different. I don’t have any negative side effects either. I am also on methotrexate 10 tabs weekly. Concerned about being on 2 immunosuppressive drugs.

A myRAteam Member said:

I was on Enbrel twice...

It was a good choice but eventually my body started to get more used to it and it gave diminishing results. Between the Enbrel prescriptions I used Humera and it was actually less effective.

I have moved onto Remocade (Infusion Therapy) because I am the only member of my family who has an income and I have no choice but to continue to push forward with more aggressive therapy.

I got sick all the time when I was on Methotrexate so I eventually moved away from it even as a supplemental. I almost never get sick now compared to almost once a month when I was still on Methotrexate.

The way Enblel worked best on my personally was using the half dose twice a week instead of the once a week. Also the prefilled needles are way better for long term use than the auto-injectors.

Just my experience...

posted about 2 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I have been on methotrexate off and on for 11 years. I am not currently on it. I took Humira for about 2.5 years and loved it. It helped me almost immediately. Unfortunately i was not informed that the biologics can just stop working which is what happened. I started Enbrel about 3 weeks ago and had a pretty good injection site reaction about 1 week after starting. I am nervous to try it again.

posted about 2 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I took Embrel for 15 years and it worked great for me but it did not work immediately ( it had to build up in my system). In last year I was switched to Humira & HP Acther gel (due to uveitis ) so I am not having the same positive results as Embrel. Hope this helps you.

posted about 2 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Embrel can take up to 12 weeks to start working but it's one of the best on the market. Once Embrel starts working the doctor with probably reduce the methotrexate & take you off it. Good luck!

posted about 2 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

The twice a day was specifically to address the issue of it not lasting the full 7 days. It did help a lot but was not a long term solution for me. I think I did the twice a week for only about a year.

posted about 2 years ago
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