Enbrel, how long till it started working

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Jd7
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   Posted 3/26/2017 5:34 PM (GMT -7)   
I have just started enbrel. I was wondering about others experience with it, and how long it took before it started working.

catsanddogs
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   Posted 3/27/2017 6:55 AM (GMT -7)   
I take Enbrel with MTX. I had RA for years before Enbrel was approved in the UK and I started taking it in 2003. .

It made a gradual improvement and it was over a period of months . It definitely made a difference and I hope it helps you too . smile

Jd7
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   Posted 3/27/2017 7:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you for replying. I just had my 2nd injection several days ago, and I'm starting to notice some improvement in my symptoms. Looking forward to more improvements over the next several months

Don_D
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   Posted 3/29/2017 4:36 PM (GMT -7)   
It was within days for me. I took my first injection and on my 3rd day afterward I woke up in the morning and had almost no morning stiffness or soreness whatsoever. I woke my wife up because I was so excited. It was like the commercials is the best way I can explain it, I wish it was this way for everyone but I seem to be in the minority.

I took it from 1999 to 2012 and it worked really well for about 10 years. I still had aches and pains but NOTHING like what I had prior to it or even what I deal with now on a daily basis. I hope that it works as well if not better for you.

Jd7
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   Posted 3/29/2017 7:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks. If I may ask, why did you have to stop using it? I had the same experience with humira as you did with enbrel. I literally could feel it working within hours! It put me in remission for 13 years. I had to go off of it several times this past winter due to illness. When I restarted it, it just didn't work. The Dr said that I only haves 30% chance of enbrel working. I am keeping my fingers crossed that I am in the 30% of responders.

msOuchie
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   Posted 3/30/2017 6:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi There:

I'm very happy that Enbrel is starting to work for you already.

Unfortunately, none of the biologics worked for me and some others. I always appreciate when the biologics works
for RA patients. You and others are the proof. Good Luck for future wellness. smile
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Jd7
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   Posted 3/30/2017 6:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks. I'm sorry that the biologics haven't worked for you. I pray every day that a cure will be found for this terrible disease.

msOuchie
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   Posted 3/30/2017 10:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Gosh, you, me and most others. We all hope and pray for a cure for many years. Our immune systems are supposedly complicated. That's the hard part of the cure without using medications to tame our immune systems. Severe and moderate RA is a devastating disease alright. Not fair that we got it and not fair that many of the medications do not work for some of us.

Thank you Jd7! I know it is difficult but try to never give up. Take care! smile
Type 1 Diabetes - Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis(RA) - Asthma - Hypounawareness - secondary Raynauds - Osteoarthritis - Dry Eye - other stuff

Coversyl - Pantoloc(as irritation preventative) - Levemir - Indocid - long acting Morphine - short acting Morphine - Salbutamol - Prednisone - Humalog - MTX(injectable) - Folic Acid - Extra Strength Tylenol - Tears Naturelle II - Aspirin(81 mgs.) - Cod Liver O
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