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  1. Help - recently diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis
    ... Most common treatments do depend on severity. Enbrel , Humira, Kineret and Remicade. The first three are ... infusion center or hospital. The most common used is enbrel and seems to be working well, specifically with the...
    ... all the small stuff when it comes to RA and went to Enbrel . This drug is truly one of the medical miracles of ... own body that are causing inflammation to itself. Enbrel l turns off this attack on your tissues from your auto ... main portion of the condition. Insist on trying Enbrel . It is expensive, but most insurance companies cover...
    Medications also discussed in this post: humira remicade kineret

  2. Anyone else in here who is young with RA?
    ... the old site who said her rheumatologist prescibed Enbrel for her? She also said she has taken it for 3 1/2...

  3. what now?
    ... would let her go on without medication. I myself take enbrel , inject it 2x a week. It works great. Very expensive...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Methotrexate Prednisone

  4. arthritus and medicines
    ... treatment you will feel better. I have RA and take enbrel . I must be very disciplined and take injections 2x...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Prednisone

  5. Not sure what to think....
    ... and feel pretty good most days. I do injections of Enbrel . Hope this helps....

  6. Old Pro with RA
    ... Vioxx, Bextra, Prednisone, Methotrexate, and now on Enbrel . Ive been to every kind of doctor imaginable and would...
    ... months now and am currently taking nothing more than Enbrel . I do take the Bextra on those few days out of the ... my pain level has gone way donw since starting the Enbrel . Have you tried a "Pred-Pak" for pain? Its a short...
    ... Vioxx, Bextra, Prednisone, Methotrexate, and now on Enbrel . Ive been to every kind of doctor imaginable and would...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Bextra Celebrex Methotrexate Prednisone Vioxx Endocet Folic Ketoprofen Prevacid Tylenol remicade

  7. Moving on to Remicade?
    ... was freaking out reading about the side effects of enbrel (thats what I take.) She told me not to read the ... I have to tell you I feel MUCH better since taking enbrel . I believe it is similar to remicade. And I have ... didnt help much. I dont have any side effects from enbrel . I dont know if anything will hapen down the road...
    Medications also discussed in this post: arava remicade

  8. Advice about MTX - and can you take it with Advil??
    ... great results with mtx. You shoiuld try it. I take enbrel injections now and it is working very well. I usually...

  9. Anyone here on Prednisone?
    ... it didnt seem to do much. I myself am now taking enbrel which seems to be working pretty good (expensive though...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Naproxen Prednisone

  10. Arthritis
    ... different meds over the years. This past April I started Enbrel injections. By July I was feeling great. Hardly any ... Could last up to 16 weeks. But, getting of track. The Enbrel helped me the most and I'm hoping my body will come...

  11. New Here & Desperate!
    ... was so glad I switched. The new rheumy started me on Enbrel which was a god-send. I don't understand why your...

  12. HUMERA
    ... cross between infliximab (Remicade) and etanercept ( Enbrel )....
    ... it once every 2 weeks instead of 2X per week, like Enbrel , or have to get infused in a hospital, like Remicabe...
    Medications also discussed in this post: remicade infliximab humira

  13. Enbrel
    ... 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 ... joint damage that already occurred, but hopefully the Enbrel will prevent more damage from occurring. I also didn ... sister has RA and her insurance won't let her use Enbrel or any of the new drugs! If you can use it, thank...
    ... I started Enbrel in April and was doing fantastic by July. Then I had ... possible) So hopefully you'll be in the percentage that Enbrel helps. I was ecstatic to be able to do things that...

  14. Seronegative RA
    ... folic acid. Australia does not yet have drugs such as Enbrel or Renecade available except in exceptional cases...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Folic arava

  15. Psoriatic Arthritis/Enbel/Methotrexate
    ... weekly today (2.5 mg * 8 = 20 mg). We also discussed Enbrel since Remicade did not work. I also had 2 disks ... pain for the last 3 years. Does anyone know if/how Enbrel is effective? I want to get back my quality of life...
    ... I started Enbrel this past April and by July I was almost pain-free...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Methotrexate remicade

  16. Help with psoriatic arthritis, Sacroiliitis, and pain meds please!
    ... ------- absmom, ask your rheumatologist about Enbrel . I had horrible joint pain; ankles, knees, fingers ... psoriatic arthritis and once my rheumatologist put me on Enbrel my joint pain went a way and my psoriasis got soooo...

  17. Prozac & RA
    ... noticed a improvement while taking methotrexate or enbrel while taking prozac?...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Methotrexate Prozac

  18. Arava vs methatrexate
    ... effects (althouhg I never had any.) Then doc put me on enbrel and its been great. Some days I feel almost normal...
    ... feedback. You Americans are lucky having access to Enbrel . In Australia, it is new and not covered by the PBS...
    Medications also discussed in this post: arava Folic

  19. Methotrexate
    ... taken every drug for this am 56yrs old male.went on enbrel a new drug and feel like i nevr had RA with out it...

  20. methotrexate
    ... combo of both. I just don't know. I am now doing the Enbrel injections. Which have been working well....
    ... to be on a dmard or a biologic therapy also. I take enbrel now which is pretty good. I know it is not available...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Ibuprofen Imuran Methotrexate Prednisone Tylenol Vioxx

  21. Anyone know?
    ... cause we don't have all the new drugs avail yet like enbrel but that sounds crazy to need private health insurance...

  22. New medicines being tested for arthritis
    ... before we'll get it here though...can't even access enbrel yet.) Isn't it a pity no-one will put up the bucks...

  23. depressed with RA
    ... to another drug. I have been doing pretty good with enbrel . I take 2 injections a week and some days I dont...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Naproxen remicade

  24. hla-b27 tissue disease
    ... TISSUE DISEASE AND IRITUS, MY DR JUST STARTED ME ON ENBREL , KINDA LIKE TO HEAR FROM OTHER WITH THIS MEDICINE...
    ... I take enbrel for rheumatoid arthritis. Havent had any problems...

  25. Enbrel -- How long does it take to start working?
    ... keep it low and don't do any power moves. Before the Enbrel I couldn't walk more than 20 minutes and now I walk...

  26. Question about mixing ENBREL solution
    ... I have been using Enbrel since April. I always have a foamy ring at the top...
    ... As of October, Enbrel is also changing their cruddy needles to new superfine ... and register. It is a free support source for all Enbrel users. You can call and speak to a registered nurse ... other questions you may have. Good luck with the Enbrel , it took about 3 months but is making a great difference...

  27. Need advice...PLEASE
    ... the last few years and this past April switched to Enbrel injections. They were working great, almost became...
    ... prednisone (Steroid) and mobic (nsaid) and will be starting enbrel injections at the end of the month which is a DMARD...
    ... currently studying new types of drugs along the lines of Enbrel and she might possibly qualify for one of these studies...
    ... Unfortunately even with private health cover, drugs like Enbrel or Celebrex are not available to us Aussies yet unless...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Methotrexate Celebrex Mobic Prednisone Vioxx

  28. Interested in talking to others with Psoriatic Arthritis
    ... ago. I've had my ups and downs. Right now I'm on the Enbrel injections. That was working great until I had surgery...

  29. Cardinal- how's the skin problem????
    ... But the rash is pretty much gone. I will start on enbrel injections at the end of the month. Hopefully I will...

  30. Anyone have fatique as your worst symptom
    ... get a diagnosis. If it is RA, you might want to try enbrel . I swear when I got first injection (from nurse)...

  31. To derwen85: Question on Iritis?
    ... OR SO, IT GITS OLD REAL FAST, MY DR. JUST PUT ME ON ENBREL LAST WEEK FOR HLA-B27 TISSUE DISEASE AND IRITUS, HAVE...
    ... CELLS R KILLING THEM SELF OFF SO NOW STARTED THESE ENBREL SHOTS 2 TIMES WEEK, OH MY R THEY EXPENSIVE, BUT IF...

  32. New to boards-not to RA
    ... go to a rheumy in a larger city. She started me on Enbrel injections (which was actually made for RA) and after...
    ... After wrist surgery last September, I was approved for Enbrel after being on a waiting list. I'm doing so well ... antidepressents soon. Pressure your doc to get you on Enbrel or another of the new biologics. Visit this website...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Ibuprofen Imuran Methotrexate Prednisone

  33. RA meds
    ... Kineret is a daily injection. I've also tried Remicade, Enbrel , Humira and methotrexate. The methotrexate was the...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Methotrexate Prednisone Tetracycline humira arava minocycline remicade kineret

  34. Knee replacement????
    ... to a different rhuematologist and she started me on Enbrel injections. What a difference that has made. I'm not ... arthritis you have but you might ask your doctor about Enbrel . It's made for RA and psoriatic arthritis....

  35. Rheumatoid Arthritis trigger by Strep Throat???
    ... idea what started mine. Mine is being treated with Enbrel injections and its doing a great job. I took methotrexate...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Methotrexate

  36. How is eveyone feeling today?
    ... of bed. But am doing pretty good now. I give myself Enbrel injections which are really helping a lot. There's...

  37. START METHOTREXATE NEXT WEEK - HELP!
    ... could so I went to another doctor who started me on Enbrel injections. This seems to be going well. (By the way...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Folic Imuran Methotrexate

  38. psoriatic arthritis
    ... different rhumey in a bigger city. She started me on Enbrel injections. And this seems to be working quite well...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Methotrexate

  39. Is their anything for pain besides medication?
    ... BUT WAS EXPECTING MORE FOR RELIEF, ALSO WAS PUT ON ENBREL INJECTIONS FOR RA AND HLA-B27 TISSUE DISEASE........

  40. New psoriatic arthritis diagnosis - METHOTREXATE
    ... really potent. Has anyone been on Metho and now on Enbrel . What are side effects of Enbrel? ...
    ... decided to go to big city doctor. She started me on Enbrel . Only been on for 9 weeks but I can see/feel a difference...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Imuran

  41. what will happen to me
    ... few years then switched to Imuran. Currently doing Enbrel injections while still taking Imuran and prednisone ... things but it's real painful at times. Although the Enbrel has helped a lot. I still have good days and bad days...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Imuran Methotrexate Prednisone

  42. arthritis of the Skull and Neck
    ... have psoriatic arthritis, which is being treated with Enbrel right now. Good luck to you!...

  43. Enbrel Reactions
    ... When I first started on Enbrel 2 and a half years ago I would get skin reactions...

  44. Feeling Beautiful with RA
    ... I am currently on Celebrex and Humira. I was on Enbrel for 4 years (since it first came out) and experienced...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Celebrex Methotrexate humira

  45. Rheumatoid Arthritis and the skin
    ... arava, asulfadine, vioxx, celebrex, HRT, and now enbrel . I had 2 nodules and finally found a surgeon that ... losing patience with me. But I am going to start taking enbrel religiously, quit smoking and exercise as much as...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Celebrex Vioxx arava

  46. Psoriatic Arthritis - close to a cure?
    ... years and then I went to imuran. I'm now doing the Enbrel injections while taking imuran (which after awhile...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Imuran Methotrexate

  47. New to Embrel -
    ... 9pm EST) on how to receive a free travel cooler for Enbrel . You can also sign up for their newsletter, etc. Check...

  48. Anyone have arthritis of the neck?
    ... spine. I also have RA. I take mobic, prednisone and enbrel injections. All which seem to help. Some days the...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Mobic Prednisone

  49. Rhematoid Arthritis
    ... am a combination of methotrexate, prednisone, and Enbrel self-injections twice a week. Just curious if anyone...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Methotrexate Prednisone

  50. Anyone on Embrel?
    ... Monique, I used Enbrel for a few months. I had a broken joint with arthritis ... and nerve damage. The Enbrel took care of 10% of the pain, the other 90% being ... the nerve damage. So you could say the Enbrel was good for all of the arthritis pain. I don't recall ... prescription to the pharmacy a week in advance of refills. Enbrel has a limited shelf life and must be kept refrigerated...
    ... Hi: Enbrel has been my main source of relief for the past four ... seen much effect yet but its been only two weeks. Enbrel helped me after about 2/3 weeks. After a month, I...
    ... I've also just started on Enbrel (third shot tomorrow). I really have high hopes of...
    ... I've on Enbrel for 7 months now and I don't know if I feel anything ... naproxen, prednisone and methotrexate) I begin to hurt. Enbrel , I don't know if it makes me feel better but my doctor...
    Medications also discussed in this post: humira Methotrexate Naproxen Prednisone

  51. psoriatic arthritis?
    ... to have P.A. but goes with the territory. I'm on Enbrel now and all of those problems are GONE!!! It's helped...

  52. Enbrel with methotrexate??
    ... what Ive heard from others on different forums, the Enbrel works rather quickly. Someone said that by their second...
    ... discuss with the doctor how long you should "try" Enbrel out for - what the game plan is on how long you should...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Celebrex

  53. What kind of work do/did you do with your RA?
    ... months into therapy now...just starting REMICADE as Enbrel is unavailable)...My symptoms continue to change and...
    Medications also discussed in this post: remicade

  54. Kineret Anyone?
    ... Kineret for about 3 weeks. My doctor switched me from Enbrel to Kineret to see if it would make a difference. Well ... had to call my doctor and get off it. I went back to Enbrel and things have calmed down a lot. I also did make...
    Medications also discussed in this post: kineret

  55. prednisone
    ... for 5 months waiting for my name to come up on the Enbrel list. I'm also taking methotrexate and sulfazalazine...
    ... hasn't done what we'd hoped.. thus waiting for the Enbrel . I see the dr. tomorrow and hope to discuss this ... pain in wrists, knuckles and toes... I'm praying the Enbrel will be that "miracle" for me. Thanks for your reply...
    ... pain in wrists, knuckles and toes... I'm praying the Enbrel will be that "miracle" for me. Thanks for your reply...
    ... has also allowed me to go back to work. I am also on Enbrel (since it was in testing), Arava (for about a year...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Celebrex Methotrexate Prednisone arava Lodine Naproxen Percocet

  56. pain
    ... improvement or impact on my lupus. The DMARD's (like Enbrel ) which are now touted for reversing some of the damage...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Celebrex Vioxx

  57. Laws and drugs for kids
    ... and she is on a waiting list until late summer for Enbrel (Embril). Thanks,...

  58. Embril
    ... Enbrel is manufactured by Wyeth-Ayerst Pharmaceuticals for...
    ... Poksnee Despite what the previous post said, Enbrel can be very effective if used/monitored. It is one ... complete change! I know of several people that are on Enbrel therapy and have had a tremendous response. They didn...
    ... flight of his grandfather across the Atlantic, is on Enbrel . He said that he was diagnosed with RA when he was ... as get out of a chair by himself - then he started Enbrel and it totally changed his life. Additionally, I ... read that they are opening a 2nd mfg plant for Enbrel which should be operational in June 2002. Hopefully...
    ... just wanted to say I appreciate the conversation on Enbrel . I'm on the waiting list to begin my treatment with ... Enbrel and am beginning to read some scary stuff about it...
    ... I started Enbrel when it was just out of testing. When i first started ... gotten are migraines, yet i am not sure if that is the Enbrel or other medications i am on. I have been slowly getting ... better since starting Enbrel with the mix of other meds but i went from a palm ... different pills and medications like i was to give Enbrel a try if they can get on it. My doctor has told ... me the new Enbrel factory is all set to begin production, they are just...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Celebrex Vioxx

  59. Is anybody on disability?
    ... hundred dollars per month. Three years ago I started Enbrel and things are much better, but still not quite right...

  60. Remicaid Afraid
    ... heumatologist is starting me on this until we can get me on Enbrel . Apparently, there is not enough Enbrel for all the...
    ... more? My new doctor is encouraging me to switch from Enbrel to Remicaid, because my out-of-pocket expense will...
    ... I have decided against taking the Remicaid and the Enbrel because of the potential side effects. I am going...
    ... FYI - in case it helps you - I have been on Enbrel continously for the last 3 years without any major ... in my life! I was practically "healed" overnight by Enbrel . I'd been sick for 10 years, got my first shot on ... went from being on 8 meds simultaneously down to just Enbrel and Motrin in a matter of months. Just my story...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Motrin sudafed

  61. Is Psoratic Arthritus Life Threatening?
    ... biggest new discovery are two drugs called remicade and enbrel . They are TNF (tumor necrosis factor) inhibitors...
    Medications also discussed in this post: remicade

  62. Ankylosing Spondylitis
    ... modifying anti-rheumatic drugs. TNF Medications ( Enbrel , Remicade) These medications help control the amount...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Celebrex Indocin Indomethacin Methotrexate Sulfasalazine Vioxx naprosyn voltaren arava remicade

  63. Anyone know about Plaquenil
    ... shoulders, neck, feet, hands, and wrists). I now take Enbrel (inter-muscular injections twice a week-at $1,020...
    ... when the illness was overcoming me. I will also begin enbrel this week in hopes that it will relieve the pain as...

  64. DMSO
    ... recovery time is about as long. I have also taken Enbrel . My present regime is Remicade. I'm gettig little ... that drug. I really had high expectations for both Enbrel and Remicade. My question is the following: Has...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Motrin voltaren remicade

  65. Psoriatic Arthritis (Remicade)
    ... lucky. I've tried it all, except now the last med. is enbrel and I will try that today with the help of an RN to...
    Medications also discussed in this post: remicade

  66. Enbrel - Your Advice?
    ... Enbrel can be absolutely fantastic. You do the shots yourself...

  67. Remecade Treatment
    ... the published literature remicade is as effective as Enbrel , both very good where other meds fail. Remicade with...
    ... such as Lupus. Do you know if that is true of the Enbrel & Remecade? I've seen the remecade ads on t.v. for ... RA, but what is the Enbrel ? The cost sounded astronomical, isn't it covered...
    ... Americans that you have the access to Remecade and Enbrel . I'm just starting on Methotrexate for RA after some ... ve experimented with so far this year...even though Enbrel is considered far better and perhaps less toxic BUT...
    ... My rheumatologist wanted to put me on remecade or enbrel but I couldnt get it as the psoriassis was not present...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Methotrexate remicade

  68. B-Cell Treatment for RA
    ... I want to try it as I am almost out of options (my enbrel isn't working anymore and I've tried everything else...
    Medications also discussed in this post: cytoxan

  69. Methorexate and arthritis?
    ... psoriatic arthritis. After about 7 mths. we had to add Enbrel also. This combo works well for me. I've had no adverse...

  70. i dunno what's going on
    ... on long term pain meds and am currently injecting Enbrel . Regular x-rays will not show the problem like a...

  71. Scoriatic Arthritis
    ... to my home state that my rheumatologist got me on Enbrel and that really control the psoriasis and the arthritis...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Celebrex Vioxx


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