In one of my recent posts I talked about having to take a break from taking Enbrel, due to an evil cold. This has passed, thankfully and I am back on my regular weekly jabs. However taking this break has started to bring back a return of the symptoms. I was expecting this to happen.
Now I am back on Enbrel it'll take some time to build up in my system and start to reduce the pain in my joints, as well as the stiffness that has crept back. Thankfully these haven't reached the same levels as they were before I started on Enbrel.
I am sure that this will not be the last time I have to take a break from taking Enbrel. As it is an immunosupressant and everyone does pick up nasty bugs from time to time, so when I catch one I'll need the full force of my immune system to fight it off.
I am hoping that it'll be a long time before I catch another evil bug and have to take another break from Enbrel.