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I am not on Enbrel, but I have been on Humira injections (similar to Enbrel) since June of this year. Talk about a turn around. I am 47 and have had RA for about 5 years, and prior to the injections, I thought my future was going to be in a wheelchair. There were days I could hardly walk. My hands were so swollen, I couldn't make a fist, and I couldn't grasp anything.

Now I feel I have my life back. More energy, hardly any pain, swelling virtually gone. I have been able to get off all of the other meds that I was on (Methotrexate, Arava, Prednisone), and I don't even require anything for pain. I just hope it works forever.

Good luck to you and hope everything goes well.
Thanks everyone for your posative feedback. But why are there not other RA sufferes on Enbrel or Humira? What are the Dr's looking for in the urine in order to start either of these treatments? Gosh I need what you are all feeling so bad. Most of the time I feel like I just can't move another step, this intense pain is so so bad.

Thank You everyone :) :wave: