Posted by PatB
on October 11, 2000 at 18:16:59:
In Reply to: Starting on Embrel posted by Cheryl on September 08, 2000 at 15:13:30:
: I am 53 years old and just starting on Embrel. Have had RA for 10 years and have been on Plaquenil, Gold shots, Methotrexate, Azulfidine, Arava, etc. My Rheumatologist is starting me on Embrel. Is there a female about my age that can discuss with me the side effects etc. of this drug and how long you have been on it? My RA has been so resistent to all of these other treatments and I wonder if this will help. I just went on Retirement disability and Social Security Disability about 6 months ago.
You can find a friend to discuss Enbrel and Ra by going to www.arthritis.about.com and either chating or looking on the discussion boards. Personnally I have Psoriatic Arthritis and have been on Enbrel for about a year. I have managed to decrease my pain medication and get more mileage out of my body. the best I've felt in two years:) I work full time although I had to go to straight hours (no more rotating shift) and do more paper work and no more ladders. 41yo. PatB