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This drug is new to me, and I had my second injection two days ago. It's combined with Methotrexate, which I am okay with, but the Etanercept makes me feel nauseous and totally exhausted for a day or two afterwards. Do these side effects improve with continued use?

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    Nausea gets better w time usually after third month . Make sure that you take enbrel solely on that day to minimize nausea.take methotrexate on separate day if at all possible
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    IF it's from the enbrel, that is an unqualified yes, no side effects later on.  I actually do not remember any initially, but I can tell you that Methotrexate is a horrible med, for many of us.  I felt sicker on it than not on it.  It is one of the three ingredients in the morning after abortion pill.  

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    Hi Linda,

    Are you on Enbrel or Benepali?

    I've been on the benepali brand of etanercept for 3 weeks now and am on 25mg of methotrexate a week too. I've not had any side effects from etanercept. I do get a slight upset tummy for a few days after the methotrexate though.

    I think things are different for each person. Hope things pick up for you.

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    Hi ,i have diagnosed with RA about 2.5 year ago,i used only one steroid injection, afteri was prescribed metatrexate but refused to use it,because of its side effect,i changed diet,i used some vitamin,.Had problem with right knee,now left knee have sometime pain,alsa my left and right hips has sometime pain,.i can stand and do light work,but i know it can be a worse later.i used some cream,and DMSO.Dmso liquid i used on painful joints,i was realy helphul,i readed about DMSO intavenous injection,it takes away all inflammation in body,maybe somebody used it,give me advice please
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