My 9 year old daughter has JIA and currently on 15mgs of Methotrexate weekly (injections) along with folic acid Difine 100mgs and losec. Over the past few weeks since her pain has eased i have taken her off the Difine and losec.
She went to see her consultant last week who i proceeded to tell that she was doing amazing she has been so active and in no pain, but after an examination i was told that her Arthritis is still very active and that she thinks the next step is to put her onto Enbrel injections.
I have been looking into it and i am very concerned as the side effects can be far worse than the methotrexate.
Does anyone have any experience with Enbrel and can they please share all of their information with me. I have an Aunt who takes it and says that it is a wonder drug but it is easier to make the decision if you are taking it yourself and not making the decision for a 9 year old child.