Enbrel - Balance trouble and white spots in brain, anyone else?
- 12 Nov 2009 by tawni60
- 19 May 2018 (9 weeks ago)
- enbrel, ankylosing spondylitis
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 unusual 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
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 Remicade 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 Remicade 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 Remicade. 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.
Yes! I took 3 injections of Enbrel, experienced a brain bleed. In the post op follow up an MRI was done. It showed white spots even though I have never had any issues associated with a stroke. Did they link your husband's spots to Enbrel?
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