Hi Gina, hope you check back. I'm having good results with Enbrel (knock on wood). My rheumy kept me on MTX but reduced the dose after the Enbrel kicked in. It took a few weeks to start noticing a change, after 2-3 months I feel dramatically different. Alas, I'm stuck with the joint damage that already occurred, but hopefully the Enbrel will prevent more damage from occurring.
I also didn't get any side effects like the MTX. The only bad thing is sometimes I bruise at the injection site. The current needles are really crappy. They are switching over to a new superfine needle. Maybe you will be lucky and start with the new needle, which is supposed to be released this month.
Injecting really isn't so bad once you get the hang of it. Have your doctor show you the first time. I had to watch the video several times before getting the hang of it. I get a better injection when I don't sit there hovering the needle over me, and just jab it in fast and quick. Again, the video gives very clear instructions.
Good luck, I hope your results are good. My sister has RA and her insurance won't let her use Enbrel or any of the new drugs! If you can use it, thank your lucky stars.