Enbrel and psoriatic arthritis

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Avatar f tn A friend of mine has PA and has been taking Enbrel for years and she is in great health now. I started taking it 14 weeks ago after being so miserable for 4 years. I feel the best I have since getting sick 4 years ago. I urge you to speak to your Dr. about it. Take care.
Avatar n tn 1 - My wife and I were starting a family and was scared the drugs could cause problems. 2 - I have psoriatic arthritis and am afraid that tx will increase the symptoms. We've had children now and my doc says that if I get my condition under control with embrell that we should do tx. This worries me because psoriatic arthritis is a fast mover, when I get a flare up, it happens in a matter of days, so if the tx does cause a flareup, then all the embrell I did to clear it was useless.
Avatar f tn Hello, I'm jellylegs and from ireland, I was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis last march after a long battle with leg weakness, pain and exhaustion that was being diagnosed as CFS but I knew ther was a lot more going on and pursued a diagnosis privatly.Am on sulphasalazine and in the last few weeks have added methotrexate but finding the side effects difficult to deal with so cant increase it yet. I am like you(bit older) in that I dont know anyone that has this condition either.
Avatar m tn Ribavirin) who has been--and continues to be-treated for Psoriatic Arthritis with Enbrel? Last week, I was diagnosed with HepC, Genotype 1a, Stage 2, Grade 2. I've been taking 50mg/week of Enbrel for 6 years, and the Enbrel is a godsend. I'm wondering how the PA and/or Enbrel fare with HepC Treatement. Thanks in adance for your response.
422104 tn?1209767504 My neuro felt the risk out weighed the benefits, since I have such severe ReA. It is used to treat RA, psoriatic arthritis, juvenile RA and Ankoylosing Spondylitis. So if you think you have Lupus I would not take it. Do you have any redness in your face or rashes anywhere on your body?
Avatar n tn She saw the rhuematologist who said it was Psoriatic Arthritis and prescribed naprxen whic did not help then feldene which helped a little and now she will start taking methotrexate injections every week. My daughter is going through severe depression and is unable to attend school on somedays due to severe fatigue. She is on the 504 Plan and is in all honors classes but is so tired. She wants to work part-time for extra money like her friends but is so tired all the time.
1120928 tn?1263194416 I was just diagnosed with Psoriatic arthritis and Ankylosing Sponylitis this last week and I am beyond scared and lost. My Dr. has given me the choice of taking Humira or Remicade and explained the risks of TNF blockers. I have a blood disorder that weekend my immune system at a young age and I am not sure of taking something that would weaken it more.
Avatar f tn I experienced muscle throbbing and pain near the end of treatment and apparently tx put my fibromyalgia symptoms over the edge and I was full blown fibro. A good rheumatologist is helping me manage my symptoms ...along with therapy and PT...hope this helps...
Avatar m tn My dad has been taking Enbrel for several yrs for psoriatic arthritis. I realize this is not the same condition as yours, but it has helped him tremendously!
Avatar n tn Exercise can benefit a lot to people who are suffering from arthritis. In a study it was shown that approximately 53% of people who have arthritis problem do not exercise or go for a walk. Beyond exercise walking is suggested by doctors in arthritis problem. Walking strengthens muscles and joints by increase blood circulation in those parts.
775302 tn?1253104105 You mean Psoriatic Arthritis, correct? I have very mild psoriasis but I don't know anything about Psoriatic Arthritis except it is much more of a challenge then just having the skin disease. As far as treatment for Hep C, I can tell you that the PegInterferon and Ribivrin can cause a severe outbreak of psoriasis. I don't know if you experienced that when you were on treatment or not. But it is something to watch for, if you do decide to treat your HCV again in the future.
Avatar n tn MRI showed several laesies in the white matter and two month ago I was DX-ed MS. See www.enbrel.com for a warning about Enbrel and MS!!
Avatar f tn I have Psoriatic Arthritis and and losing faith that anything will help every symptom but if you have a doctor you feel comfortable with and you trust, I think as long as you persist together the two of you can find something to at least manage some symptoms. Best of luck, I wish a pain free life for you.
Avatar f tn Hello - I have psoriatic arthritis with spondylitis and I just got off presnidone (1 week ago), but still am on 1ml of methotrexate once a week, Enbrel, levocorin, and restasis. I am working on getting back on my feet and have been exercising in a pool 2X a week. After my pool workout I jumped into my club's sauna but after being in there 20-30 mins I never broke a sweat. The people all around me were pouring sweat, but all I did was get flushed and hot.
Avatar m tn regulators have approved the drug for rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis, a painful, progressive form of spinal arthritis. All three forms of arthritis are chronic disorders in which the immune system attacks joints, causing stiffness, pain and restricted motion. The drug is injected under the skin once a month. It is made to be used alongside drugs that suppress the immune system.
787406 tn?1339206783 I have had RA, Psoritic Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondlyitis for 11 years. I am 48 years old. I have NEVER had urinary leakage OR Double Vision (unless I took too many muscle relaxers or pain killers). If you have just a little drip after you pee it may just be age and kegel's may help or just a panty shield.
Avatar f tn Has anyone ever taken Cimzia for Psoriatic Arthritis? My Doc wants to switch me to it, but the problem is, it's only approved by the FDA for RA and Crohn's at the moment, although it's expected to get approval for PA "soon". I've tried Enbrel, didn't work; Humira, worked for a couple months; and Simponi, only works for 1 week of 4 and he wants to stay away from Remicade as long as possible.
Avatar n tn My question is this, I'm thinking of going on Enbrel for my Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis, is it safe for me to be near the patients for long periods of time (ie. an hour)?
Avatar m tn I take Enbrel for Psoriatic arthritis and am considering getting a shingles vaccine shot. Since Enbrel is an immune suppressant, Is there any interaction or side effects if I get vaccinated for shingles???
Avatar n tn I have extrememly tiny bumps that went undiagnosed as my derm said they were hair follicles. I knew better and had one cut off and sent in and sure enough it was positive as a wart. I have genital psoriasis as well. My treatment with aldara was very painful and may have led to the infection spreading even more as my psoriasis increased. Any ideas on what steps i should take next?
Avatar f tn I have severe Arthritis and it is all over me - which causes all sorts or issues and problems. Then again, some of your issues might not be related to Arthritis. txsilver gave you good advice - keep after them until you are satisfied they have found the cause. It could be something serious. Good luck.
Avatar f tn I was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis. I have normal blood results, no elevated numbers on test results. I have swelling and edema in right hand fingers and knees, I have some joint pain and some hives at times.No psoriasis on me. I am in my late twenties my doctor wants me to take embrel. I do not have typical back symptoms of this type of arthritis. I need a diagnosis, What could this be? I tend to get stressed and that causessome symptoms to be stronger.
1272624 tn?1395437957 "He's on methotrexate but seems like he has no real relief." I believe that is a common thing. I have PsA as well but have never tried Methotrexate because my doctor said that there is a big question mark whether Methotrexate really helps the arthritic aspect pf PsA. It has shown good results for Psoriasis by itself but mixed results for PsA as a whole. Has your husband considered Humira or Enbrel? Those are both proven drugs and they are less harmful on the liver.
Avatar f tn 29, 2009 - Rheumatoid arthritis patients who take the biologic drugs Remicade, Humira, and Enbrel do not appear to have an increased risk for developing cancer in the first few years of use, researchers in Sweden report. The study is one of the largest and longest population-based investigations ever into the cancer-causing potential of the drugs, known as tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors.
Avatar f tn My left arm was also noticeably weaker and I They're going to MRI me next week and see if I have any new lesions. However, I have psoriatic arthritis and was wondering if Cervical Spondylitis could be causing this, and not MS. Is it possible with my specific symptoms? I don't have any pain in my neck, but I do have pretty severe psoriatic arthritis and have had neck pain in the past.
Avatar f tn Also have a feeling of pressure and ache surrounding the eye (eyebrow to cheekbone). I just had an eye exam 2 months ago and everything fine. I'm 57, have psoriatic arthritis, and take Enbrel 100 mg a week for seven years. Health good otherwise and work full time. Any ideas?
Avatar f tn I had an eye exam in July and everything was fine. I'm 57 and only health issue is psoriatic arthritis since age 18. On Enbrel the past 7 years and doing great. Any ideas? I called my optometrist and he said it was a medical issue and wouldn't see me.
Avatar m tn [added] Psoriatic arthritis for 30+ yrs, Mild psoriasis, Enbrel for 5+ yrs- light dose, Son had a fundoplication at 2 mo old, Head of bed raised a couple inches. Mom and Grandmother always fiddling with their stomachs. Tea or hot water to settle it was about all needed, Mom is on Pervacid 2x daily. I am a singer, 5' 10" - 182#, Blood type O, Diet is a lot of fiber and I eat very healthy and well. Nothing in excess, no alcohol, drugs, smoke.
370181 tn?1428180348 which means no matter how good my diet is, my body still produces way too much cholesterol, but that too is being controlled with meds. I have Psoriatic Arthritis which is controlled with Enbrel injections along with Methotrexate and Folic acid. I have sever Panic Disorder controlled with Xanax. I have migraines which I treat, at the time of onset, with Maxalt MLT. I am approximately 7 years post-menopausal and have never taken any HRT.