her liver enzymes are now elevated, i would like to see her off of the methotrexate period..does she really need to be on both for jra???
Her rheumatologist must have some reason for it. I checked the interactions and the major thing was increased chance of serious infections. You might want to put it on the list of questions for her rheumatologist at her next appt. I'd be interested in knowing that too. Not having dealt with JRA, just adults with it.
My 8.5 year old has just started methorexate back up after being off of it for 6 months. Her rheumatologist is also getting enbrel started if our insurance will clear it. His reasoning was to be aggressive up front (she has had multiple flare ups since she went of her previous metho injections). He wants to get her back to feeling pain free before he weins her off the methotrexate.
I've had jra since I was a child. I am 46
When I was growing up they told me children didn't get arthritis. Well u know that's not true. I have been on everything. I am not on enbrel anymore cause it stopped working for me. But with the metho and enbrel combined they say works better together. I have done it both ways and diet notice a diff when on both so my opinion is no one is fine. But u have to ask her if she notices a diff. My thought is the less drugs the better. I am now taking Orencia and I find that seems to work better for me. But she. I was 33 before that they had no biologics like that. So I had my daughter at 33. And right after my body crashed because in pregnancy you go into remission. So they had just come out with enbrel and it was like a god send to me. So if you find the enbrel doesn't seem to be working for her look Into others. Their are so many new good ones out there now. Also if you do t like that dr. Find her a diff one. I have had some really bad ones. So if you have any questions I can help u with from expierence feel free to email me. Laurie.
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