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Posted by Audrey in Illinois on July 01, 2000 at 10:27:23:

In Reply to: New RA medications ie Embrel posted by Mary in Vermont on March 26, 2000 at 21:49:24:

: Has anyone had success with Embrel? I may get to try
: it and am worried about risk of infections because of
: cronic lung problems.

I have been on Enbrel and methotrexate for about 5 months. It has helped my shoulder pain
and stiffness quite a bit - I suffer from Polymyagia. At first my sister, a nurse, was giving me
the shots but now I do them. I have had no infection problems or any other. The medication
costs $1,000 a month but I am fortunate that my HMO is covering it completely, under the
major medical portion. I also have osteoarthritis which has not been affected by the Embrel. I
take Indocin for this. Good luck.

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