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Enbrel on Double Dose
I have had P for 12 years, over the last 3 it’s become
unbearable, covering almost 80% of my body.
I also have Psoriatic Arthritis and that has been flaring up as
well. I tried almost
everything out there to no avail until my derm got me on Enbrel.
been on it for 2 months and my P has cleared almost completely, it's down
to just a few bumps on my shins and forearms with no scaling at all
anymore. The first week I was
on the Enbrel I did a short cycle of steroids to help "kick it out of
me" according to my derm. My
arthritis pain is almost non existent!
I urge all of you to try Enbrel. -Jennifer D.
Response: Thanks for sharing
this with us, Jennifer. It’s
interesting that your derm prescribed a short cycle of steroids to — as
you put it — “kick it out” of you.
It appears more derms are trying things to force a faster (or
easier, or both) response from the Enbrel.
Perhaps this is motivated by too many cases like mine, where
Enbrel, on its own, was started while a flare of P activity was occurring
and it did not work. Perhaps
Enbrel is like a high gear in a vehicle’s transmission: great for
maintaining speed (remission) but less great for building up to speed
(achieving remission during a flare).