Hi I have been on 13 weeks of enbrel after being on methotrexate for 3 years. Just couldn’t deal with side effects. My question is how long does Enbrel take to start working. I’m not feeling a lot of relief and energy level is still lousy. What would be my next biological step up drug. I had absolutely no side effects from the Enbrel and I am taking 50 mg per week. Thanks
Waiting for Enbrel to kick in: Hi I have been on 1... - NRAS
I think enbrel tends to start working pretty quick. It certainly did with me - I began to feel the benefit the day after I started taking it. I think you need to get in touch with your rheumy.
Thank you. I think you are correct. I’m getting bloods done today so then I’ll make appointment. By looks of it it’s a process of elimination.
I was in enbrel 6 months, not too much changed. Still pain , stiffness only goid result was fatigue is little bit easier. Change to humira now, don’t get too much effect after 2 weeks, let’s see
For me, it worked really quickly - a few days and I felt better than I had in months. I'm sorry it has not worked that way for you - maybe time to talk with rheumy, as wishbone suggests.
Thanks that seems to be the concenses. I’m getting bloods done today so I’ll call and make appointment.
Within a week or two I was in remission. Unfortunately it only lasted a couple of months and I had to come off it due to a side effect.
It took 13 plus weeks for me to feel the benefits but I got there in the end.
Enbrel never worked for me, after 3months with absolutely no change, it was stopped. I’ve not had much luck with biologics, just about to try number 5 ?
Poor you. Yes I think it’s time to change. Thx
It took three months to work for me, but then it did and it's been great. I was about to give up, but so glad I didn't now!
There maybe hope. I like it as no side effects only wight gain but I had that from Methotrexate to when waiting to go on Enbrel lost 6 lbs in two weeks. But have to take good with bad. Put a call into RA doctor yesterday so hopefully I’ll get some response.
I’m on my second go with Enbrel first time worked great now it does not work as good. I have cut down on my pain meds first time in a long time but fear my conn diction has gotten worse I’m. Only 51 and fear I will never wake up again pain free. Ask to try something else. 2 months is all i’d Good be Enbrel before looking at another biological or another medication