on 2 major life change decisions in one week, both of which I believe will bring positive results. I started Enbrel nearly 3 years ago now, with good symptom relief coming very quickly, and general health improvement that is still improving. Its shots are so much easier than the old style injections of my childhood - really not a problem, tho keeping on schedule takes getting used to. Try to avoid confined areas where infectious people may congregate while on Enbrel. I stopped attending my son's wrestling matches, for example, as they took place during flu season & packed in crowds. I still go to outside sports. I actually have had LESS respiratory disease issues since going on Enbrel, but if you get one, getting rid of it can be difficult, so take care, take vitamin C & avoid what you can.
RA can mess with your lungs and heart on its own - you do NOT need the added damage smoking causes. I quit that over 30 years ago and realize doing so is not easy. I still occasionally get an itch to smoke. But I would never have lived to my present age had I not quit, and I wish I had quit sooner, or never started. You will not be sorry you've left smoking behind. Good luck on maintaining this transition! God Bless your efforts!
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