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How long have you been on the Enbrel, Methotrexate and Plaquenill? I know they can sometimes take a while to kick in.

I have been on Humira (self injections) now for about 3 months and it has enabled me to get off of Methotrexate and Prednisone completely. I was on Prednisone for almost 2 years with the increasing and decreasing dosages. Like you, it seemed like it was the only thing that was helping. I desperately wanted to get off of the Prednisone due to the side effects. I have finally found something that is working for me. No pain meds, I am back to an active life, able to exercise, and feel among the living again.

Hang in there and keep working with your doctor to find the right combination that works for you.
Thanks for your feedback. I have been on Prednisone for 4 years, ups and downs, did well on high doses, but was miserable with side effects. Recently decreased to low doses but have been very sick. I've been on Enbrel and Methotrexate over a year. I have heard good things about Humira, Although I find what works for one person, may or may not work for the next. I'm definitely talking with rheumatologist about some new alternatives though and I will ask about it.
THANKS