Hello. I was diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis when I was just 13 years old. I am now 30. I have been on Methotrexate for the past 15 years and it has stopped working. So last March my Rheumatologist started me on Remicade and it was a miracle drug at first. But after 6 months it stopped working as well and wore off before my next scheduled infusion. Then, the week before Thanksgiving, I got very sick, very fast. I woke up that morning feeling fine, that night I was in the hospital. I had pneumonia and sepsis. I was very sick and spent 5 days in the hospital. So my dr. took me off the Remicade and wants to try me on Enbrel. My fear is that Remicade, Enbrel, and Humira are all the same class of drugs and all have the same side effects. I am very scared of getting so sick again with Enbrel. Sepsis kills people. So, my question is, have any of you tried more than one of these drugs and had side effects with one drug and then done fine on another? Any feedback would be much appreciated.
dx: Psoriatic Arthritis - diagnosed at age 13 - now 30
current meds - 800 mg Ibuprofen 3x a day, Prednisone 15 mg daily, Methotrexate 22.5mg once a week, Folic Acid 1 mg daily
Starting Enbrel when it arrives in the mail - hopefully in the next couple of days.
Previous Meds - Remicade - 6 months, caused pneumonia and sepsis, ended up in hospital for 5 days.