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Enbrel

I was diagnosed with RA in 1991. When Enbrel received its' FDA approval I was one of the first patients in CA to receive the medication. Not only did it change my life, it saved my life. ALL other treatments had failed me- some with serious consequences. Then, in 2008 I was diagnosed with MS. I was advised to discontinue the Enbrel, but I elected not to for 2 reasons. There were no other drug choices for me at that time and I wasn't having MS symptoms. Then in 2012 I had a significant MS relapse and had to discontinue the Enbrel (it is contraindicated for patients with MS).Does ANYONE know of someone who has BOTH RA and MS? I have searched to no avail. Maryjane- party of one is a very lonely place. 🙁

  1. Maryjane, so sorry to hear about your struggles with both of these autoimmune diseases. It is not that uncommon for people to suffer from more than one autoimmune disease. You should connect with one of our patient advocates, Lisa Emrich as she battles RA and MS. https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/community/experts/lisa-emrich/

    1. Thank you so much Dr. Lumpe!

      1. Dr. Lumpe-

        I am having trouble connecting with Lisa. I clicked on the "contact me" section of her blog and nothing happens. The link above doesn't show a way to reach out to her. Any other options? I am very anxious to talk to her. Thanks. Maryjane

        1. Hi Maryjane~

          I went ahead and sent Lisa an email with a link to this forum. Hopefully she will get in touch with you soon!

          ~Mariah~ (Site Moderator)

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