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Date: 02.12.2011
From: rhona

Subject: embrel

Hi, I am due to start embrel within the next 2 weeks and wondering what to expect in terms of benefits and side effects. I would love to hear from people that have been helped with it
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Date: 02.12.2011
From: Marion

Subject: Re: embrel

Hi Rhona

I started Enbrel about 10 weeks ago, no side effects apart from injection site irritation. This has been like a wonder drug for me, I have not got a pain or an ache since I started on it, its like magic. I hope it does the same for you.

Take Care

Marion
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Date: 02.12.2011
From: rhona

Subject: Re: embrel

Thanks Marion, I appreciate that. I am so glad it has worked for you, I hope i get the same results as i can hardly walk at the moment so it would be like a miracle if it works. Best wishes xx
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Date: 04.12.2011
From: gary

Subject: Re: embrel

hi rhona

i started embrel about 4 weeks ago and as marion says ive had no side affects except inj site, but only 1 side for me.
the best thing is the pain seems to have gone which to me is a major thing as for some reason this affects me more than not being able to do something that we take as for granted, like lifting a kettle to make a cuppa.
hope it makes a differance for you.

take care
gary
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Date: 04.12.2011
From: rhona

Subject: Re: embrel

Hi Gary, thanks for you reply, it is good to hear that is helped with your pain and I hope you continue to improve. I am finding it especially hard because my walking has been affected so i really hope it helps. I appreciate you taking the time to reply. best wishes x
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Date: 04.12.2011
From: bsk

Subject: Re: embrel

I am waiting to start on it too Rhona. I'm going on a half dose (I think) because I got a lot of infections on Cimzia. I'm waiting to see a chest consultant to make sure my lungs are ok. Glad to hear it is working well for you Gary. Gives us all hope!
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Date: 05.12.2011
From: rhona

Subject: Re: embrel

Hi bsk, Hope all goes well with the chest consultant, i had chest x-ray as well. hope it all works out well. take care xx
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Date: 05.12.2011
From: bsk

Subject: Re: embrel

Thanks Rhona, same to you. I'm seeing a specialist for my chest as I got continual infections on Cimzia (another anti tnf) and have mild asthma. Still going ahead with the Enbrel though as can't take this limited mobility much longer.
Let me know how you get on. xx
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Date: 05.12.2011
From: marlene

Subject: Re: embrel

Hi, been reading you posts, good luck with your treatments. Take Care X
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Date: 05.12.2011
From: bsk

Subject: Re: embrel

Thank you Marlene!
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Date: 05.12.2011
From: rhona

Subject: Re: embrel

I will do bsk, i am looking forward to it but also nervous but feel the same as you in that i can't take much more of this limited mobility, i haven't been out of the house in a week and that was to the hospital, it would be a great xmas present if it works, it has helped Marion and Gary, so fingers crossed. xx ps thanks marlene
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Date: 05.12.2011
From: bsk

Subject: Re: embrel

Well best of luck Rhona. With Cimzia they doubled the starting dose for first 3 doses. I felt an improvement very quickly. xx
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Date: 08.12.2011
From: chrissy

Subject: Re: embrel

hi rhona i was on embrel and was doing well, but after being on it for a year and half, it stopped working, i am now on toxicilamab and doing well.
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Date: 08.12.2011
From: rhona

Subject: Re: embrel

Thanks Chrissy, glad you have something else that is working. x
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Date: 09.12.2011
From: davina

Subject: Re: embrel

hi rhona hope this works for you. i have found very little relieve/help from this med and due to start cimzia but hope it helps you. x
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Date: 09.12.2011
From: rhona

Subject: Re: embrel

Thanks Davina, hope the cimzia helps. x
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