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Lucky with Arava and Enbrel
rheumatoid arthritis I’ve found both Arava and Enbrel work — sort of.
With Enbrel, I ended up with open oozing sores on chest/leg, while
Arava makes me lose handfuls of hair daily.
far as I’m concerned those are both signals that what they’re doing
isn’t right. I’d rather be
sore — and I do mean sore —
than bald or covered in sores.
the search goes on … and on … and on … 35 years. And counting.
Response: Hi, Patricia.
Nice to hear from you. Your
note serves to remind us of two things.
Arava and Enbrel — particularly Enbrel — have been in use by
arthritics for some time, so we flakers just now being introduced to these
drugs are not the first. (This
should make us feel safer.)
Two, despite the hypes and high hopes, we need to be realistic and accept the fact that these won’t work for all of us. To keep this in mind can help thwart depression if we are not as lucky as we hope to be. -Ed