Posted by Pat B
on May 16, 2000 at 00:33:45:
In Reply to: Using Enbrel in early stages, any experiences? posted by Randolph Pagent on April 25, 2000 at 20:05:18:
: I was certain I posted this question a few days ago but don't see it anywhere, forgive me if I have accidently doubled it.
: The Wall Street Journal's online edition just published a story about the Food and Drug Administration recommending that Enbrel be offered to people with early stage rheumatoid arthritis. It explained the recommendation but didn't discuss anyone's personal experience with Enbrel. I went to
: caregiverzone.com to see if there was more information there because they usually cover this kind of news in detail, but they haven't posted new stuff yet for today. Before I go searching anywhere else, I wanted to find out if anyone on the front lines was using it and what you thought.
So far so good. I and a few others all experienced raised up red rashes/blotches at the injection sites of the first 4 or 5 sites for about 4 days. I don't know why after a few injections every single site would react. A little Benedryl and it goes away. Enbrel so far is great. If you have to stop taking it for a few days because of an infection you can really tell the difference. It starts back quickly though.