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Arthritis board


Hi romy, sandy and kitty: thanks so much for your replys. I have had RA for about 15 years. I've been on almost everything imaginable except Methotrexate which I'm very afraid of.

I am currently on Celebrex and Humira. I was on Enbrel for 4 years (since it first came out) and experienced incredible relief for the first 3 years. It has since stopped being so effective for some reason.

Now, I have two children, one is wee, only 4 mos old. I struggle w/a lot of pain every day. Most days I ignore it almost completely. In fact I am nervous about being on an arthritis board as I get all depressed and down when I think too much about RA and what it does to the body, mind and spirit.

Mostly, I want to be as close to normal as possible for myself and my family. Plus, I hardly remember what it was like to be pain free and totally flexible. I look pretty much normal from what people say, but I don't always feel that way. I am always up for a good story about how other women handle the struggle with success. It's just sort of creepy watching this joint and that one become damaged and affected. Last night I was wiggling my good foot around and wondering how much longer it will feel normal and free instead of like the other one. Ick pooh, creepy.

I basically don't want anyone to know what I'm going through or what I have.