Have you ever taken Enbrel?
April 25, 2011 10:06 AM Subscribe
I may start taking Enbrel to treat moderate-to-severe psoriasis (no - knock on wood - arthritis to date), and I'm wondering if anyone here has experience with it.
posted by The Card Cheat to health & fitness (11 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Did it work? Were there any side effects, and if so how bad were they? I've already taken and passed all of the precautionary tests, and it looks like my insurance will cover most if not all of the cost, but I'm a bit concerned about the immune system suppression aspect of the drug and wonder if it's worth taking for reasons that are largely aesthetic. I mean, it sucks and I'd be happy to be rid of it, but I've also grown largely used to it and my wife says it's not an issue with her.
Background; I've had psoriasis for 12 years, responded fairly well to UV treatment (which is, however, inconvenient, and my wife worries about skin cancer), but none of the creams I've been prescribed were very effective (or practical, because I've got it all over my body).