I was on humira and felt terrible, is enbrel (etanercept) any better?

Switching meds. The current recommendation is to try a medication with a different mechanism of action. That being said, before there were so many options, switching between Enbrel and Humira was quite common. Sometimes it helps, just as sometimes one pill in a class of drugs works better than another.
It's different. Different people react differently to different medications. It is possible that you will have the same trouble with Enbrel (etanercept) but it's also possible that you will have no trouble with enbrel (etanercept). The only way to know for certain is to try it.
Possibly. Fortunately, there are many options for inflammatory arthritis like RA or psoriatic arthritis, and since everyone is unique, one can have a very unique response (good or bad) to unique meds. So yes, it is possible that you respond well to Enbrel (etanercept) just as it is possible that you feel bad on it as well. Depending on the severity of the condition, risks and benefits need to be weighed prior to start.

Related Questions

Are there other alternatives to enbrel (etanercept) and humira?

Yes. It depends on the disease being treated. For psoriasis (my field is dermatology), there is infliximab (remicade), ustekinemab (stelara), alefacept (amevive) - not used much now and golimumab (simponi) - not used much either. Read more...
Yes. There are alternatives that don't require you to inject yourself, alternatives that are given by intravenous, and alternatives that work in an entirely different way on a different part of your immune system, for rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, Crohn's disease. Read more...

Is enbrel (etanercept) or humira a narcotic drug?

No. Enbrel (etanercept) and Humira work by suppressing parts of the immune system. They are tnf Alpha inhibitors, a subclass of the dmards (disease modifying anti-rheumatic drug) called the biologicals. They are not pain medications. Read more...
No. There are injectable drugs call tnf Alpha inhibitors that decrease inflammation for diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, crohns, and ankylosing spondylitis. There are not narcotics. Read more...
Neither. Neither Enbrel (etanercept) nor Humira are narcotics. They are not addictive. They are drugs made by biologic systems and thus are called biologic response modifiers. Both are used to treat autoimmune diseases such as psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis. Read more...

Is there a difference in humira and enbrel (etanercept) treatment of psoriasis?

No great... No great differences. Enbrel (etanercept) is once weekly and Humira is once every two weeks. They have similar efficacy in large trials, but differences exist between individuals! both should be tried only after Methotrexate therapy has failed! Read more...

With other tnf inhibitors such as humira and enbrel (etanercept) are there?

See below. Cimzia (certolizumab pegol), simponi (golimumab), and Remicade (infliximab) are the other tnf Alpha inhibitors available in the United States. Read more...
See list. In the usa, the available tnf inhibitors are Adalimumab (humira), Etanercept (enbrel), certolizumab pegol (cimzia), golimumab (simponi), and Infliximab (remicade). Read more...

What are the side effects of tnf inhibitors such as humira and enbrel (etanercept)?

See below. The important side effects that have been most extensively related to tnf blockers include: lymphoma, infections including tuberculosis, congestive heart failure, demyelinating disease, a lupus-like syndrome, induction of auto-antibodies, injection site reactions, and systemic side effects. Read more...

Dx:ra. Enbrel (etanercept) not effective after 6 mo. Humira 2x mo prescribed. Liver can not tolerate mtx. What medication can replace mtx to make humira work best?

See a rheumatologist. The only person who should be advising you on this is a doctor who is seeing you and examining you and has your entire medical history available. There are several ways to approach this and decisions must be made only after a face to face encounter. Hope you get this worked out soon. Best. Read more...
Ask re: wkly Humira (adalimumab) Leflunomide is another drug that is sometimes used instead of Methotrexate if Methotrexate is not tolerated. However, i rarely use it for patients who do not tolerate Methotrexate because it doesn't seem to work nearly as well (but other docs think it works fine). Instead, i would try increasing Humira (adalimumab) to weekly dosing of 40mg. This works for half of my patients who don't get relief from 2x/month. Read more...