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Enbrel

Enbrel

I went to my rheumatologist today. I will be adding Enbrel to my treatment plan as soon as insurance approves. I am currently on methotrexate injections and prednisone. The goal is the get off prednisone when I start the Enbrel. Has anyone had any luck getting off prednisone? How long did it take?

A myRAteam Member said:

I have been on 10mg of Prednisone daily for over 22 years. Each time a Dr would lower my dosage to get me off Prednisone, I would end up in the hospital. It was too much, too soon. So... I took… read more

posted over 1 year ago

Sweating

Sweating

Since I have been on Prednisone I have noticed sweating for no reason, and being hot even inside with the air on. Now I am also on Humira. I forgot to ask my Rheumy Monday when I went to she her. Can these meds cause this? Thank you!

A myRAteam Member said:

Ugh SWEATING sweating and more sweating. It's irratating when everyone asks "why are you so sweaty" and it's the same people asking EVERY TIME🤷

posted about 1 month ago

Enbrel?

Enbrel?

My RA is not "controlled" my doctor said cause I am having a high amount of activity he wanted to put me on enbrel. Personally I don't want to do injections, I'm scared. But I am trying to up my methotrexate to 8 tables now...and still 2mg prednisone, but he says that if I get off methotrexate he said I will be able to get off prednisone which is what I want....but I feel cornered....I don't know what to do....

A myRAteam Member said:

That is great that you can tolerate the methotrexate as an injection. I could not tolerate it even as an injection. What is the issue with the Enbrel? I used to take that as… read more

posted over 5 years ago

Any Advice For Timing Of Prednisone Dose/fixing My Sleep Schedule To Avoid Insomnia?

Any Advice For Timing Of Prednisone Dose/fixing My Sleep Schedule To Avoid Insomnia?

I am struggling with the love/hate relationship with it. Nothing on earth can compare with it as far as wiping out the pain from a flare. I have made peace with the weight gain part, but the severe insomnia is unbearable.

I am down to 5mg a day right now to help control a recent flare, but still, it keeps me up until 5am, then I sleep all day - then I'm afraid to take it again - skip it for a couple of days so I can actually sleep (I know I'm not supposed to skip, but the insomnia is so bad) -… read more

A myRAteam Member said:

I have been taking prednislone every day for well over 10yrs it has caused osteoporosis in my spine. Currently taking 15mg a day but can go up to 40mg depending on the flare or breathing problems… read more

edited, originally posted 10 months ago

Weight Gain And Xeljanz

Weight Gain And Xeljanz

Has anyone experienced steady weight gain and the inability to take it off?

A myRAteam Member said:

The problem with weight gain is caused by the process of RA. Instead of your matabolism creating energy is stores the sugar and fat causing weight gain. It is important to have your blood checked… read more

posted almost 2 years ago

I’m Starting Orencia Injections. Any One With Positive Feedback Is Appreciated

I’m Starting Orencia Injections. Any One With Positive Feedback Is Appreciated

A myRAteam Member said:

I was on Enbrel for a year and a half along with Otrexup. All of a sudden the Enbrel stopped working and the Otrexup was caisson a dry cough so my doctor switched me to Orencia. I have been on prednisread more

posted 8 months ago

Has Anyone Experienced Mouth & Gum Sores, Everything Taste Like Cardboad After Taking 10mg Prednisone 9days? How Long Did It Last?

Has Anyone Experienced Mouth & Gum Sores, Everything Taste Like Cardboad After Taking 10mg Prednisone 9days? How Long Did It Last?

I was taking 10mg prednisone 3 _ 3xday, 2_3xday, 1 _ 3×day finished 7/31/16. I don't remember how long the symptoms lasted.
I have sores all over the inside of my mouth and gums, everything taste like cardboard. Has anyone experienced this after taking prednisone? How long did it last? What did you do for it?

A myRAteam Member said:

I take it when i take my breakfast, Dinner with meal i don't remember show...? But i buy the spray Biotene for dry mouth or toothpaste Biotene and i drink water.
Have a Nice Day Line Côté Chayer

posted 17 days ago

Methotrexate Or Enbrel?

Methotrexate Or Enbrel?

I have been taking plaquenil for 5 months and sulfasalazine for 2 months. They haven't been very effective, and my rheumatologist told me to prepare for a med change at 6 months. She said I could keep taking sulfasalazine but I would drop plaquenil and try either enbrel or methotrexate. I am not sure what I want to do at the moment. What are your experiences?

A myRAteam Member said:

I have been on methotrexate for 6 years now. Mild hair loss at the beginning but ok now. Hair gets dry in the winter so do hot oil treatments. Also take folic acid daily to counter the mouth sores… read more

posted 2 months ago

Hi All; Has Anyone Had Any Fluid Or Water Retention? Especially In The Arms, Feet, Hands, And Lower Legs?

Hi All; Has Anyone Had Any Fluid Or Water Retention? Especially In The Arms, Feet, Hands, And Lower Legs?

Mine is cyclical and usually happens before and after flares, but it can be up to 10lbs at a time. It is really visible in my arms, feet, middle of my thighs to my calves. My mom saw me the other day extremely swollen and said that I looked like a linebacker! My PCP said that my electrolytes could be off so she suggested drinking some gatorade during the day with my regular water intake. Although helping slightly, my arms and legs are still incredibly tight, the skin looks tight, you know? I… read more

A myRAteam Member said:

Oh wow...Ok. Thanks! I wonder why my pcp didn’t know that? I think I have several things going on she’s trying to balance. I’ll put a stop to it ASAP! Do you know why it’s doing that? @A myRAteam… read more

posted almost 3 years ago

Enbrel Uti Infection?

Enbrel Uti Infection?

I did my 2nd injection. Now, I’ve got chills really and with uti symptoms. Heading into express care soon but wondering if anyone taking Enbrel has had this happen?

A myRAteam Member said:

Thank you so much❤️ I am so happy you have found the right meds to work for you:-) I can’t wait to restart the Enbrel tomorrow. My goal to is hopefully get off the prednisone I have gained some weight… read more

posted 25 days ago
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