** Originally posted by mommomt **
Hello to all! My name is Carol and i have been visiting this message board for almost a year so I feel like I know many of you already. It has helped so much to know that there are others like myself.I've been shy about posting (not good at typing)
but I really feel the need to talk to all of you .So here goes.
I've had pa for about 20 yrs. I'm 52 yrs.old. I've been using Enbrel for close to a year and it has helped.I'm also taking predisone and alot of other meds. This is where the problem is. My doc. was trying to get me off of predisone because of bone thinning problems,but every time we try my pa flares really bad.Does anyone else have to take prednisone w/ Enbrel? If so what are your feelings about the long term risks ? I wish I could stop the pred. ,but I can hardly function without it. Does anyone have an opinion about which one is worse prednisone or methotrexate? Any info would be greatly appreciated.