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Diagnosed with RA in 2011, I was on mtx for a couple years, then Enbrel ever since.
I seem to be in remission and have been for several years and feeling pretty good. I do almost everything I want. It was suggested that I start tapering off. Every ten days rather than weekly injections.
I'm happy to try going off it, considering the beating our immune system takes being on these drugs but I'm also worried about going back to pain and the possibility of losing the effect if I try to go back to Enbrel. I've heard it might not work again.
I had a bout with shingles, athletes feet, bug bites seem to give me rashes. Early with Enbrel, I began having odd sinus congestion and have had more sinus infections than usual. But maybe it's being 60? Or could it be the effect from TNF drugs and the like?
I'm sero positive if you're curious. RA factor and CCP way high. Sed rate about normal.
I trust my rheumy doc. She's a smart doctor. But she's even a little cautious about it.
So, has anyone been here before and how did you do? I searched the forums and didn't see a discussion on this... Thanks for reading.
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