My 57 yr old husband, with a slight case of ankylosing spondylitis, was prescribed enbrel. 2 wks later he started having trouble with balance. The doc. took him immediately off enbrel but his condition has gotten to the point of having to use a cane . After a MRI the doc notice an unusal number of white spots in the back of his brain. He now walks like he has ms - but all test are clear. Anyone out there have similar case? Thank you, Tawni
Here is a list of Enbrel side-effects: https://www.drugs.com/sfx/enbrel-side-effects.html
There is one sort of similar case listed ... the patient was diagnosed as having drug induced peripheral neuropathy which took 6 weeks to resolve.
Yes, I am 66 years old. I was dianoised with having an unuasual count of white spots on my brain. I have a balance problem. All my tests was negitive. I have trouble with holding my bladder, I have weak legs, I have to use a walker. My memory is better than most. The MRI also showed I have a slite pinched nerve in my neck, probably due to a bad fall back in 2007 when I broke my hip.
I have Ankylosing Spondylitis and one of the first drugs they tried was Enbrel. I always had infections and they said it wasn't from the drug but once I stopped I no longer had infections. I also tried Humira which worked better but now I am on Remicaid infusions and this is the best. I am able to walk and function. I am still in pain from the damage already done but with out Remicaid It is hard for me to walk, bend, lift, or even get dressed. If someone was to see me they would not know I have anything wrong now. My friend's husband was on Enbrel for Rhuematoid Arthritis and he had a lot of problems after as well. I would look into Remicaid. I get 2-3 hour infusions every 6 weeks but there are different doses. Do not give up getting him help. It took 10 years to even find a diagnoisis for me.
- Enbrel Information for Consumers
- Enbrel Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Enbrel (detailed)
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