Apparently my RA is rapidly progressing my hands have now become an issue where they really weren't much of a problem for me before. My last flare was a doozy. Had my 6 week recheck after starting enbrel today where they have decided to add Arava and daily prednisone, instead of a taper, so more daily meds. I guess its fine with me since the medrol dose pack doesn't last but a week for me anymore I just hope that something is going to work.
Anyone out here on the same combo? Arava 20mg, Methotrexate 25mg, and Enbrel 50mg, plus daily 10mg pred. Just wondering if there is anything I need to be concerned about or any tips or tricks.
dx: Rheumatoid Arthritis. Duration: 10yrs. Dx'ed 2006. Asthma, hypertension, hypothyroid
Meds: Methotrexate 25mg wkly, Medrol Dose pack PRN, Enbrel 50mg wkly, Folic Acid, Fish Oils, Ultram 50mg TID, Advair 250/50, Diovan HCT 160mg/25mg QD, Synthroid .1mg QD, Women's One a Day, tylenol PRN.