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.
I was on Enbrel twice...
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...
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.
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.
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