… Hello Enbrel … My liver had two bad tests in a row and my Rheumy pulled the Methotrexate (MTX). I had been feeling very run down, and after stopping the MTX I immediately felt awesomely amazing … for about 3 weeks. When the MTX finally left my system I then realized that the Humira was barely working for half a week, leaving me in a bad way for the remaining 1 1/2 weeks until the next bi-weekly injection.
On to Enbrel, a weekly self-injection, hoping that the “down days” are less. I managed through the transition with some very low doses of prednisone, I have such a low tolerance for this stuff that 2mgs a day works for me. The first few weeks seem promising, although there is an almost overwhelming sense of tiredness that has set in. After reading this post on R.A.Warrior‘s site I realize this may be due to removing MTX from the mix of meds.
Hopefully this all resolves sooner than later and I have the energy to get to the pool, and to enjoy my garden this summer.