ENBREL: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

For Rheumatoid Arthritis “I’ve been on Embrel for 3 weeks and its been a game changer to my life. I was on Methotrexate for 4 weeks and realized the pain did not subside. I’m hoping that this will last since I have experienced a few aches but nothing compared to the pain I had before. One MAJOR downside – the injection is very expensive, especially insurance companies in Asia do not cover this particular medicine.”

Rui w February 5, 2018

For Rheumatoid Arthritis “I was diagnosed with polymyalgia in 2016 at the age of 38. This disease has taking a toll on me especially at night when I sleep. Well one day I could not move my arms legs had pain in my wrist. Then by the next couple days my shoulders and hips started to hurt. I could not comb my hair, open doors. My rhemotolgist dr placed me on 20mg prednisone after a few days I was able to function again. Prednisone doesn’t last all day. My dr prescribed embrel last wk. From the second day I was able to move comfortably in bed. I knew it was working. I felt it over night. I’m so grateful. My CED rate was always high at least in the hundreds. Can’t wait to see next month’s labs. Because I’m feeling better I’m sure the number has gone down. What do you have to lose but the pain. I tried methatrexate and many other pills nothing worked but the steroids. Still feeling the embrel working next shot is tomorrow. So it hasn’t worn off. Haven’t felt side effects either. That’s a plus.”

ChrisTina1414 January 29, 2018

For Rheumatoid Arthritis “I have been taking Enbrel for a little over 2 yrs Tried MTX, Humira and some other biologic before insurance would pay for Enbrel, which my RA doc says is the “gold” standard treatment. I feel that it helped the first 2 years but after the last few months I’ve been having more intense side effects – achy legs, lethargy, headaches, injection site reactions and my joints are actually more swollen – especially in the a.m.? I went off it last year for 3 mths just to see what would happen and I felt better (side effect wise) and my RA seemed stable but my labs were abnormal after the 3 mths so my Dr. encouraged me to go back on the Enbrel. Been back on for 3 weeks and feeling very discouraged. Helps with the RA but now living with the side effects.”

babysonographer (taken for 2 to 5 years) January 4, 2018

For Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis “My 14 yr old daughter takes this once a week. It has really helped her. But the injections hurt and she often cries for several minutes after getting the shots. She has multiple health issues and has had 3 open heart surgeries. We have elected to stop taking shots and try something else. Its just too hard on her.”

Asia742 (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 29, 2017

For Rheumatoid Arthritis “I was one of the first people in England to use this drug over 15 years ago. When I started all the clinicians were very nervous, as was I. My RA was so bad I had little to lose. I am now in the gym at least 3 times a week and hiking regularly. For me it has been literally a life saver and a life changer. Good look to anyone who tries it.”

Paddy 16 December 22, 2017

For Psoriatic Arthritis “In hustler america for profit publicly traded “health” insurance companies manage all care. The doctor is simply window dressing. The for profit publicly traded “health” insurance companies and PBMs (pharmacy benefit mgmt orgs) deny every claim and deny needed medicine to generate billions in profit for rebates, etc…That’s American “health” “care”. A sad joke. Other than war and hustling–what exactly did America really stand for?”

Baseball Women November 19, 2017

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