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Date Joined Apr 2007
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   Posted 4/29/2008 12:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I started enbrel three weeks ago, and I haven't seen anything yet but know I have to give it a chance.  Has anyone seen anything good from enbrel?  I think my left shoulder is in real trouble because it feels like it is about to come out of the socket, and ankles are hurting so bad I can't stand it.  I've resisted the pain meds so far but really don't know how much longer thats gonna last.  What does anyone else think?  Thanks guys.

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Date Joined May 2006
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   Posted 4/29/2008 3:26 PM (GMT -6)   
hi enbrel has worked for me. i think within a few weeks i noticed i could lift my arms at my shoulder and comb my hair again. i have just restarted it this past month after a short hyatis and already my fingers are looking human again. well maybe not totally human but i see knuckles! i am not pain free but my mobility has improved. i think that is the greatest improvement both times in my increase range of motion in my joints - not pain free but not bad either. i hope it will work for you. do you take mtx with it? kep me posted thanks yals

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Date Joined Nov 2006
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   Posted 4/29/2008 6:45 PM (GMT -6)   
I take Enbrel and it has helped..I have to say I notice when I DON'T take it that is for certain.  I will start taking it twice weekly very soon since my dosage doesn't last the full week, you may want to consider this if your once a week isn't helping. Good luck to you.
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