Rheumatoid Arthritis

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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 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… read more

posted 17 minutes ago

How do you deal with being around sick people (when you have a suppressed immune system)?

How do you deal with being around sick people (when you have a suppressed immune system)?

I'm so curious to know how those of us with suppressed immune systems deal with people around us who are sick (like your coworkers, significant others, etc.).

For some background, a few of my colleagues and I went out to lunch today, and only after we had been at lunch for a bit did I find out that one of them has pneumonia. She said she's on antibiotics and isn't contagious, but immediately my mind went into "evacuation… read more

A myRAteam Member said:

Glad to oblige, John!

posted about 4 hours ago

Faulty enbrel pen

Faulty enbrel pen

Hey all! I'm curious if anyone has had a problem with injecting Enbrel? I've been doing it for years and for the first time recently I had what I think was a faulty pen. It didn't make the normal clicking sound that happens when you press the button down -- instead it made a loud whirring sound that made me jump and immediately pull the needle out...which, of course, resulted in medicine going all over my hand and leg.

So now I'm having a flare up due to irregular enbrel usage (more on that… read more

A myRAteam Member said:

Have u reported the pen they will give u advise

posted 2 days ago

HOW LONG DID IT TAKE BEFORE YOU FOUND THE CORRECT RA DRUGS TO COMBAT YOUR FLARES and not need prednisone?

HOW LONG DID IT TAKE BEFORE YOU FOUND THE CORRECT RA DRUGS TO COMBAT YOUR FLARES and not need prednisone?

I have been in endless wrist, hand and now shoulder flares for the past nine months. diagnosed in late 2017 and put on methotrexate and enbrel. Both stopped working late December 2018. Then the massive painful flares began. Worse than when first diagnosed.
Tried humira and xelzanze, did not work. Now dr brings out the big guns, IV infusion acterma. After 3 months STILL not working and still need to take 20mg… read more

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posted 6 days ago
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