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I hear its been getting pretty good reviews for treating AS.


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Looking forward to hearing this, too, as Enbrel isn't turning out to be a magic potion quite yet (after 5 months).


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NOt yet approved for AS in the US. doubt anyone could get insurance to pay for it so I wonder if very many are even trying it yet?

The NEW IL 17 drugs are looking to more effective against AS then the TNF drugs are btw but they are still a few years out

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I have been on Enbrel for 5 years now and its still working although I am starting to get more flares and eye problems. Started to get pain in my feet which I have never had before. But overall my pain is like a 2 instead of a 0. Taking celebrex with my Enbrel and now I am doing much much better. My Dr can get my cimzia if I want to try it but I am not ready to go off of enbrel. All the other options are off the table since I would have to take Methetraxate. I refuse to take the liver killer. Looking forward to hearing about these new drugs on the Horizon do you have any names or links ?


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You don't take MTX with Simponi. Even the company that makes it does not recommend MTX with Simponi for AS. Their studies showed MTX did not help simponi work any better or reduce the occurance of antibodies


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Been on cimzia for about 3 months working great.


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Glad to know you're doing good !
What is Cymzia ? Is it another type of Anti-TNF ?

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Yes.... Seems to be working for me...


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Oops misstype

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Hello. After a lackluster few years on Enbrel, I'm being switched to Cimzia, if we can get insurance approval. I work for J&J so if that doesn't work out, I can get Remicade or Simponi for free.... we'll just see.


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