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Average Rating: 3.8 (435 Ratings)

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 5  psoriasis arthritis has worked wonderful.no side effects except for one time when i was hospitalized for hepatitis. F 63 15 years
50mg 1X W
11/21/2014

 5  HLAB27 positive ankylosing spondylitis I am on embrel injection for my blood disorder immune malfunctioning HLAB27 gene positive ankylosing spondylitis scoliosis I am 57 I have bamboo spine I stop it because thyroid cancer type 6 I found by accident I remove the thyroid but as I stop the embrel I suffer from stiffness pain as the ESR Inflamation started again u was in sever back pain I start using it again on 19/11/14 embrel does not cause thyroid cancer it is the no 1 medicine the rest of them is rubbish no working EMBREL 50 MG INJECTION I was eventually end up for my ankylosing spondylitis the inflamation is low I am flexible And operational No more uveitis M 57 5 days
50mg
11/18/2014
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 5  RA & PA None This drug is awesome! Before enbrel, I could not open items due to hands and joints hurt constantly. Still have some joint deformity but hopeful no more develop. F 45 1 months
50
11/12/2014

 2  RA hot and red rash at needle site, still red after 7 days area 5 by 6 extra pain in hands, really bad, right arm strange pain, tooth pain but only lasted 1 day insomnia, dizzy, first week felt I could run so I did, have not done that in 6 years, extra energy second dose not so good, muscles feel week, extra pain, insomnia did not help not sure about this drug now. I do feel discouraged F 60 3 weeks
1X W
10/31/2014
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 4  Rheumatoid arthritis I'm so tired of getting sick due to enbrel - I got some asthma due to it, bladder and kidney infections Enbrel works for the RA but the side effects aren't worth it. I wish there was a medicine that doesn't compromise my system F 42 3 years
50
10/29/2014

 5  pustular psoriasis Slight injection site rash F 55 3 months
50
10/18/2014

 1  ankylosing spondylitis Bad wounds on my feet and ankles that won't heel. Going on ten years now that lam 53 So the Dr's are Talking amputation on both legs Below the knees I have a bad case of a s but Enbrel made things even worse as you know ankylosing spondylitis is one of the most painful diseases and now I have these wounds That won't heal so now I stand to lose my legs do not try this drug it is bad stuff it's like playing roulette you never know when your number is going to come up that's why when they tell you about the drug the warning is a lot longer than the benefits because the chances are you going to end up? feeling lucky M 44 8 months
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10/8/2014

 5  Psoriatic Arthritis None. This drug has been a godsend for me. I just wish it were as strong as Humira or Remicade for me. M 37 2 years
50 mg 1X W
9/30/2014
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 5  Rheumatoid arthritis Site swelling, redness and hot to the touch, weight loss, muscle soreness. The 10 seconds of pain is worth it for me. Was the last option medication for me. Prednisone and methotrexate had terrible side effects. Works wonders, I can get up with minimal pain and swelling. F 18 15 weeks
50mg 1X W
9/24/2014

 3  Rheumatoid Arthritis just starting on this drug, so no comments yet. Just want to keep up with everyone here to understand more about it. Thanks F 64 7 days
50mg 1X W
9/21/2014
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 4  AS a lot of minor infections include eyes, ears etc. Reading this web site as I also have some adominal and chest pains which I can't explain easily away. I am booked in for some tests so I don't know whether it is associated with Enbrel or not as yet. M 55 1 years
PROB 50 1X W
9/17/2014
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 1  Psoriasis Sinus infection which included burning sensations randomly all over my body, weakness, & dizziness. Since starting Enbrel, have had issues with weakness of hands and arms, along with burning sensations, that seem to be getting worse. My doctor is testing me for MS now. My skin cleared beautifully but the side effects and serious risks aren't worth it to me. I've stopped taking Enbrel. F 40 9 months
50mg 2x/wk
9/14/2014

 4  rheumatoid arthritis palpitations and severe diarrhoea first 2 weeks after struggling for the last 2 years, this is a wonder drug. I have had ra for 10ys and the last 2 I have only being surviving, work 3 days a weeks and the rest of it either tired out and asleep or in agony with knees that wouldn't bend, thumbs and fingers wouldn't bend. within 1 week I was like a new person. feel backed into a corner, don't want to take drug due to awful things you read about but don't think I could go back to being as I was. nearly split up my marriage, family life was awful I was in constant pain and took it out on them closest to me. can know shave my own legs, paint toe nails, peel vegetables and walk virtually pain free. think my first side effects were due to codeine withdrawal more than the Enbrel. I could kiss my rheumy. will live for the moment and enjoy. F 49 4 weeks
50mg 1X W
9/8/2014
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 2  Juvenile idiopathic arthritis The injection burns and hurt very bad for me. At first enbrel was working very well so I dealt with it. However, my hair started breaking off and falling out everywhere...(all over my pillow when I woke up, on my car seat when I got out of the car, etc). I finally got my thyroid checked and when that was fine I told my rheumatologist. We discovered I was having a rare side effect to the medication and she took me off of it ASAP. I now take orencia and my hair has started growing back. F 19 1 years
8/26/2014

 5  rhematoid arthritis Enbrel started working within about a week. Though typically it takes longer. The injections burned but my husband did them all that helped as I can't hurt myself lol F 26 1 years
1 injectio
8/13/2014

 4  Psoriatic arthritis Dry mouth, acne and oily skin, teeth started to look bad. F 30 4 days
50 mg
8/12/2014

 5  RA Dry mouth and a small rash from injection also a little anxious F 38 3 weeks
25 mg
7/27/2014
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 1  psoriatic arthritis and psoriasis I thought this medication was supposed to help. I'm still taking it every week, no change in my joints except for my right thumb feels better. As for my psoriasis, its twice as bad as it was!! And my back is alot worse!! And I have bruises as big around as 50-cent pieces at the injection sites that take weeks to clear up!! F 57 7 months
50 mg
6/18/2014

 5  ankylosing spondylitis On the 3rd dose, I experienced injection side rashes in both legs, but the discomfort paled in comparison to the pain and suffering I had before taking the drug. Since taking the drug, I experience relief from inflamation, stiffness, and pain within 2-4 hours. My range of motion is greatly increased and all my fatigue vanishes. So far it has been a miricle drug. So despite all the scary possible side effects I was desperate to try anything. The suffering of my condition had me so depressed and in so much pain. I've suffered with mis diagnosed A.S. for over 16 years. Even if this allows me just a few good years, I'll be ok with that. M 40 3 weeks
50 1X W
6/5/2014
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 3  juvenile psoriatic arthritis weight gain, rash on face when exposed to sun F 9 6 months
1X D
5/6/2014

 1  r a After taking my first injection i was very short of breath. This continued for ten weeks. I ended up at this point going to er with a collapsed lung. I was sent straight to ICU where i almost lost my life due to enbrel. F 42 10 weeks
50mg
4/3/2014
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 4  SAPHO/ Crmo with jaw involvement The injection is super painful. The major problem I having is acute pain with pneumonia- came on sudden and docs are stumped- awaiting an antibiotic that will work. Helped my rare bone disease right away- no probs for two years. I'm so careful with germs- cant imagine how I was fine one day and full blown pneumonia the next, my rheumy was not prepared to deal with crazy "Enbrel" infections and not able to find anyone that's familiar. F 38 2 days
50 mg 1X W
2/21/2014

 2  Moderate Plaque Psoriasis I developed a serious staph G infection in my knee. My blood pressure dropped to 80/40 in the doctor's office, and for a few minutes I was so sick I thought I was dying. I came around in a few minutes, and was rushed by ambulance to the hospital, and put on IV antibiotics for 2 days until the infection cleared up. Not positive it was caused by Enbrel, but i would say likely. Cleared the psoriasis up a bit in spots, but unless it overtakes my body (currently 5 - 10% body psoriasis), I think it is too severe a gamble for me. Good luck. M 58 1 years
not sure 2X W
1/12/2014

 3  Plaque Psoriasis & Arthritis None, except for slight burning when I accidentally hit a blood vessel during injection. Once had a slight rash at injection site on thigh. I have also experienced a little dry mouth on occasion. My pain and swelling has reduced significantly, but the plaque psoriasis on my legs, feet and scalp has not cleared up as expected. In fact, my feet and legs are slightly worse, as I have now developed pustular psoriasis on those areas as well as the plaque. The plaque on my scalp seems to have decreased somewhat, but not as much as I expected. Overall, I'm not as happy as I anticipated I would be after waiting 8 months for my insurance to approve my use of the drug. F 50 4 months
50 MG 1X W
12/19/2013

 1  Psoriatic arthritis Very first day enbrel came on market my doctor called to get the injection because methotrexate wasn't working tried both pill and needle it was making me nauseated Enbrel worked good at beginning but short time after started getting infections. I was on and off for a few years until 2010 I got a serious infection that almost cost me my life all organs shut down I was on a respiratory life support with a trac. I keep getting pnomenia in and out hospital getting trac changed. I can't talk walk only dignity I have left feed myself. I can't believe a drug that's suppose to help make life easier ruined mine. But I wanted to feel good be able to go out to work pain free but now I rather suffer a little pain then of taken enbrel F 55 10 years
25 mg
12/8/2013
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 1  Rheumatoid arthritis Serious injection site reaction. Was very hopeful that enbrel would work. But I only felt worse. Joints became more swollen, more pain. Had to stop after 5 weeks. F 64 5 weeks
50 mg 1X W
11/25/2013

 1  ra I got sepsis from enbrel on May 12 2013. The ER gave me 12 hours to die or live. 103 temp and unconscious for 2 days. In fall of 2012 I asked to be taken off Enbrel & was told no. I had an arthritis nodule on my right wrist that got infected with white cells (sepsis). had two surgeries & 17 staples & 3 weeks of infusion antibiotics & 3 weeks of oral antibiotics. not able to take my arthritis meds and the only thing that is helping with RA pain is 20 mg prednisone. READ very carefully the medical insert that comes with your enbrel and ask yourself is it worth the risk. Sepsis is very painful and very dangerous. Not many people survive sepsis and I am very lucky! F 60 6 years
50 mg 1X W
11/11/2013
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 4  ra Fungal lung infection have caught every bug that comes along it helped my joints but do not like all the side effects M 65 10 years
50mg
11/5/2013
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 4  Severe plaque Psoriasis entire body Although it worked it almost cost me my life. I had flu like symtoms and became so dehydrated from vomiting my husband finally made me go to ER. It also decreases appetite. I just made it to ER and as soon as a nurse started an IV for fluids to be given and draw blood, my heart stopped. I refused to go to ER for two days because I thought I had the flu. I was then life flighted to a trauma heart center. I have been psoriasis free for 4 years now. Patients should be seen by their private medical Dr at least twice a month even if they are feeling well. The dermatologist who administered my injections never told me I should be closely monitored by my personal physician. PLEASE post these symptoms on your web site and tv advertising. It should be known. Thank you F 40 3 months
100my 2X M
10/12/2013

 5  plaque psoriasis & psoriatic arthri Very occasional injection site reaction. F 30 10 years
50 mg
9/29/2013
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 5  Rheumatoid arthritis since 1995 I have a history of headaches and have had a few doozies in the last 3 weeks but I'm not sure if its me or the Enbrel. My BP was up to 170/105 and that's unusual so I'm getting that checked out but I have had NO JOINT PAIN since I started 3 weeks ago. I can straighten my fingers which I haven't been able to do for a year. I can work out with pretty heavy weights and my grip strength is like a normal person plus no swelling the next day. I'm really excited that I've had such success and pray it will be the new norm. F 43 3 weeks
30mg
8/12/2013
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 3  Juvenile arthritis I've seen a positive improvement in my joints after taking enbrel, but this week after my fifth injection I got a horrible face rash that worsens when I go in the sun. F 14 5 weeks
7/7/2013

 1  rhumatoid arthritis After being prescribed Embrel, i decided not to take it due to all the bad side affects that i heard about. I chose to go on a trial drug test , i have been on it for 3 years now and it is to be realeased on the market here in Australia at the end of the year. USA has been realeased already. its fantastic. Blocked stuffy nose at night ( but this could also be age related ) is my only side affect. I am now on no prednisolone at all... was 20mg a day. have lost weight , no swelling or sore joints . and feel fantastic. I hope it works for everyone how its worked for me. Its also in the form of a tablet. F 49
1X D
6/18/2013

 5  Psoriasis Bruising at injection site - but only occasionally If I were reading some of the reviews without my own experience, I would be scared to death. However, this has changed my life, and as long as it works, I'll keep taking it. As for painful injection and welts, the stomach is the best to avoid this - also letting the medicine warm up to room temparture helps. I have had no problems with this medication (except for occasional bruising). The biggest pain is having to get blood work done every three months, but I'm glad my doctor stays on top of it to ensure I'm pulled off of Enbrel if there's any chance it's causing other problems. F 36 6 years
50 1X W
6/14/2013
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 5  RA no side effects This is the Best medication for my arthritis. I have tried many others one but no one has helped me so much. M 71 7 years
1X W
5/25/2013
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 1  Rheumatoid Arthritis MAJOR insomnia. Loss of appetite day after injection. Bloating. More colds/infections. Dry mouth. Major injection site reaction. Looked like a bug bite on week 2 but on week 3 looked like a bee sting reaction. 2 inch by 2 inch red inflamed area. Stayed for almost a week. One month after quitting injections muscles still have knots in them from the injection. (Quad muscles). Immediately stopped this drug. I have just started a gluten and dairy free diet to see if this will have any impact before I opt to try any more powerful Meds. God bless to all my fellow sufferers out there. F 38 3 weeks
5/14/2013

 3  RA None Worked for 5 years. At times I could go 5 weeks between shots, then take an injection when I felt stiffness coming on. Then it stopped working. M 81 5 years
50mg 1X W
5/6/2013

 1  psoriasis arthritis Gain weight, easyly caching ilnesses, Cough, Weak body, Pale skin. I used Enbrel after i tried steroids and MTX. after 2 years i tried Enbrel it worked and reduced my joint pains but side effects were crucialy reduced my daily life. then i stopped treatment M 2 years
25mg 2X W
5/4/2013

 5  RA No side effects. Completely changed my life--I would be in a wheelchair by now w/o Enbrel. Was initially on MTX, plaquenil and minocycline but couldn't get above the lowest dose of MTX because of bone marrow suppression. Went on Enbrel as soon as it came out and experienced relief within days. What little pain I experienced with regular inj was nothing compared to RA pain....have no pain at all with autoject. Some side effects that people experience would occur with RA regardless of being on Enbrel--I know this from being a healthcare professional myself. You just have to weigh the pros and cons and decide if the benefit outweighs the risk. F 48 14 years
50MG 1X W
4/16/2013

 4  anklosing spodylitis(AS) & colitis Burning at injection site for 20-30 seconds durring/after injection. I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis at 15 yrs old. Sacroilitis kicked in at 20, and I've been on vicodin ever since (9 years). I walk with a severe limp because of the pain half of the time, and experience stiffness for about a hour & a half after waking everyday. My spine has straightened from c8-c1, and causes intense tension headaches that wake me in the middle of the night. My head would hurt so bad that I would use icepacks, pain killers, muscle relaxors and nothing would change the level of the pain. The only thing that helpful was anti-inflammatories, but I can not take those because my ulcerative colitis would immediately flare up and my colon would bleed heavily. My headaches usually last 1-4 weeks, moderate back pain is present 50 percent of the time, severe sacroilitis that leaves me bed bound is once 1-3 days every 3-4 months. I am taking Enbrel injections once a week, and I am looking forward to my 3rd shot in a few days! Since my first injection I have not limped, my back pain is barely noticeable, and my stiffness in the morning is down to 20-30 minutes. My headaches are are a 1 out of 10, and my neck's muscle tension is at a 2 out of 10. This improvement is amazing, and I hope that it will last. I am worried about side effects like weight gain, hair loss, and infections. F 29 2 weeks
50 MG 1X W
4/15/2013
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 4  Psoriatic and Rheumatoid Arthritis After being on this drug for many years I developed a mysterious and severe staph infection in my cervical spine, threatening paralysis. Doctors couldn't figure out what was going on and did emergency surgery and biopsy. Several disc fusions and months on antibiotic fusions, doctors took me off Enbrel, thinking lowered immunity led to staph infection. Was off for two years and tried methotrexate. That was horrible and eventually went back to Enbrel. Seem to get every cold, virus, and sinus infection possible. Resistant to antibiotics. Began this drug many years ago off label before approved. Even with serious complications, being on Enbrel has allowed me to live relatively pain free and function almost normally. Didn't really control the psoriasis though. F 58 15 years
50mg 1X W
3/19/2013
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 3  psoriatic arthritis and psoriasis malignant kidney tumor; loss of teeth due to infection M 52 10 years
50 mg 1X W
2/20/2013

 5  Psa Knot at injection site 4 days after injection. F 32 3 weeks
50mg
2/15/2013

 4  Ankylosing spondlytis no side effects at all. very helpful, but u have to take precautions from changing weather, food habits. i would like to give 4 stars out of 5. good luck !!! M 19 4 weeks
50 mg 1X W
2/3/2013
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 3  RA I was nearly a cripple, prednisone alone not working, then I took one shot of Enbrel and it started working. Now the 2nd week I got a headache, but maybe it's from the pneumoccal vaccine I had to take. Will see what happens at next shot. Enbrel took away the swollen hands, wrists, ankles, knees. I still have pain under my left foot however. Most of the fatigue is gone. F 62 2 weeks
50 mg 1X W
1/8/2013
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 5  Rheumatoid Arthritis None now, in the beginning I was fatigued the day after the injection. This medicine really helped me. I went from barely being able to walk (knee inflammation) or use my left arm (shoulder inflammation) for weeks at a time to riding my bike over 3,500 miles this year. I am able to exercise regularly including and live a normal life. After 18 months on the medicine I am thrilled with it. However, I am concerned about potential long-term side effects and continue to monitor other people's experiences with the drug. M 54 1.5 years
50MG 1X W
12/15/2012
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 5  Psoratic Arthritis/Psoriasis No side effects, except tired sometimes It has been great, could not open my hands in morning until hot shower. Nails were all pitted. Feel great now and can grab and hold things with my hands. It has been wonderful. M 52 3 years
50 MG 2X W
12/12/2012
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 5  Psoriatic Arthris Occasional injection site reaction. Fatigue the day after. One episode of cellulitis. This drug has been a miracle, when first diagnosed with P.A. I had just turned thirty and within three months of my first symptoms I had lost all my nails (hands and feet) and was so sore I could barely leave my bed. Without enbrel I truly don't know where I would be. M 35 5 years
1X W
12/4/2012

 2  mild Psoriasis my mild psoriasis has worsen and become plaque psoriasis with red patches and itching. I only have psp in my legs Nedd help...should I stop its usage? will these symptoms go away? F 52 5 weeks
50 mg 2X W
11/16/2012
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 4  psoriatic arthritis feel pretty good, still concerned about some side effects. Especially heart problems, haven't had any yet.I do have tingling in feet on waking in morning. Lots of sinus congestion problems, but I do also have allergies which goes along with this problem. Also was recently tested for vit. D and was low 26, but I had been taking 3000 ius a day. Don't know whyit's so low Iv'e been prescrobbed 50,000 ius for 8 weeks. Drs say it's not from the enbrel. Also been having wrist pain. Do get flu symptoms alot and headaches. If anyone knows of the vit. D problem F 62 8 years
25mg 2X W
11/2/2012

 5  Behcets Syndrome Have experienced some headaches which I wasn't getting before but other than that, nothing. I had a lot of symptoms with BS. Extremely swollen knee, elbow and wrist. Painful pustules on thighs and chest and very spotty generally. Uveitis (eye disorder) every few months. Severe lethargy when having an episode. After taking Enbrel, I noticed a significant improvement within 3 days. 1 year on I'm in perfect health and able to resume a normal life. M 42 1 years
50 MG 1X W
8/28/2012

 5  Pusular Psoriasis I have suffered from Pusular Psoriasis from I was 5 years old & the injection has really helped me, no side effects apart from brusing & redness sometimes at injection site. I am also on the methotrexate for 7 years & that would make me sick but now I have clear skin!! F 15 4 years
50MG
8/24/2012
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 4  Psoriatic Arthritis Bruising and puffiness at injection site, headaches, moodiness, fatigue. On the positive side I can actually move around and be active for the first time in years. I can go out dancing again, camping and keep up with my five year old. Enbrel has definitely changed my life for the better. F 30 2 months
50
8/22/2012
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 5  Psoriasis Slight bruising around injection sight.It has been an awesome med for me I had been fighting psoriasis since I was 7 years old. 2 injections a week well worth it. M 44 3 years
2 x 30mg
8/14/2012

 3  RA Except for an occasional red area at the injection site I had no side effects until a yr ago. They found I had a reduced ejection fraction, 35%, (cardiac myopathy). There is a possibility that this was caused by the Enbrel. I have now stopped this medication. I also take methotrexate which is my drug of choice, it works wonderful. Enbrel afforded some help but I can't do without methotrexate. F 65 6 years
30mg 1X W
6/6/2012

 5  RA No side effects. I take one dose of enbrel once a week, every six weeks. I try to take as little as possible. Usually, I begin to feel my RA during the end of my fifth week. Also, I stopped eating foods that contain arachidonic acid, which is a precursor to inflammation. This acid usually found in red meats and egg yolk. When not taking Enbrel, most of my joints are inflamed beyond belief. I absolutely love Enbrel! F 41 3 years
25mg
6/3/2012
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 5  Psoriatic Arthritis stomach Abscess, infected injection points, weight gain, extremely high LFT Enbrel saved my life psororitic arthritis wise. I yo-yo on and off meds. due to health issues from drug- Liver function results high, so hosp take me off meds. With Enbrel I work a normal day but within two weeks of coming off I am in a wheelchair and unable to work. Frightened loosing my job will mean loss of my independance. I want to work so if staying on Embrel means I can, I fight to stay on it. On the other hand, staying on it is not good for my body, I'm scarred of long term effects. Feel I walk a very thin line. Don't lead the exciting life of a 24 year old because of my illness even with the drug. Go through my day waiting to get home from work and go to bed. Would I recommend it, yes I had immediate results, but as an old school rhemy consultant told me, its not a cure, it just masks the symptoms, so you still have to be careful what you do or you could cause damage to your joints. I however would any day take a few years of good pain free mobility rather than the alternative. Drug wise I am at the end of the line as all the other alternatives do not work for me. M 24 3 years
50mg 1X W
6/1/2012

 5  JRA None Worked amazingly fast. Grandson went from nearly crippled to running full out in a matter of days. He has JRA in both knees, one wrist, started when he was 3. Had already been through cortisone shots and steroids, steroids had nasty side effects (primarily no growth and dental issues). Enbrel is great compared to that. He got used to the shot in no time. M 6 6 months
1X W
5/9/2012
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 4  RA BRUISING AROUND INJECTION AREA ENBREL HAS HELPED ME A LOT I WENT FROM A WHEELCHAIR TO BEING ABLE TO WALK ON MY OWN WITHOUT ANY HELP OF ANYONE OR EVEN A CANE. I DO RECOMMEND THIS MEDICATION TO EVERYONE THAT GOES THROUGH THE PAIN OF ARTHRITIS. ONE THING I DO HATE IS THE STING IT GIVES BUT THEN AGAIN WHAT IS 15 SECOND VS BEING IN PAIN 24/7 F 24 3 months
50 MG 1X W
5/7/2012
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 5  psoriatic arthritis unbalanced , very intense pain in back, very intense neck pain, always tired, deppression, hard to get around ENBREL WORKS 100% , but dont have enough to pay for it. M 52
50 1X W
4/15/2012
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