Recently I have noticed that my plaque psoriasis is getting worse. I have been on enbrel for nearly 5 years and found it to be excellent. In conjunction with increase in plaque psoriasis I was getting severe tendinitis in elbows. As part of investigations into this, my doctor has discovered some deterioration in the linings of some joints which indicates active psoriatic arthritis. For this reason he believes the Enbrel has become less effective and is recommending I change to Stelara. anyone… read more
I'm in the process of getting weened off of the Enbrel. I like you have been on it for about 4 years and now it just isn't working as well as it once did. And I'm tired of my immune system being compromised. Now Im down to one shot a month and should be done with shots by February. I've been taking the Otezla for about 6 months and I am doing very well on it. A few upset stomachs here and there but nothing that can't be tolerated and the results from the Otezla is quite amazing to say the least. I am very happy with the results. I wish you well on your journey.
I have not taken Enbrel but was on Stelara for several years through a grant. The grant was not longer available so my doctor tried Otezla. I could not deal with the side effects. I am now taking Cosentyx. Cosentyx is not working as well as Stelara did but it has helped some. I do wish I could go back to Stelara, It had me just about cleared up. Good luck.
I was on enbrel until I reached the age for medicare and they won't work with amgen to help with the copay so I was off everything for a year and then my derm got me on stelara which the nurse has to inject. the charge is then the same as the copay for an office visit. Otherwise I would have to use no biologic. I noticed no change in side effects when I went on stelara. I was never bothered by side effects with any of the biologics. Certainly nothing bad enough to cause me to stop.
I was also on enbrel for several years but had to stop due to the cost. When I went on ME they won't work with the manufacturer who had been paying the 200 dollar copay. Anyhow after a year of using nothing my derm was concerned about the amt of inflammation I was experiencing. Probably at least 60% of body involved. Anyway we started Stelara and although nothing has ever brought about remission of p the biologics keep things under pretty good control. On the stelara I have headaches once in a while but my symptoms are definitely are still lrg patches of dry skin and face is always flushed but I can live with it. The biologics keep the horrible itching down and keep my hands and feet usable so it works for me.
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