... I think u mean anti TNF injections. ... (3 replies)
... Hi Jimmy. God no - I couldn't stand a 2 hour injection. I think that is one of the other anti-TNF's that involves a drip in the arm once every couple of months. Humira is a very small injection once a fortnight and takes about 10 seconds and another 10 seconds of me panicking before my husband actually gets me to be quiet while he does the injection. Every injection has... (3 replies)
... hope you are doing fine. is it true that the injections takes about 2 HOURS? ... (3 replies)
... i'm new to TNF biogics -my rhuem wants me to try anti-TNF- a new class of medicines produced through biotechnology which is said to minimises inflammation and improve flexibilty.
anti-TNFs such as remicade, infiximab etc is used to treat anklyosing spondylitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Chrohns disease.
i've been surfing the net, and came across positive responses about... (3 replies)
... Hope you get more used to the injections soon. ... (10 replies)
... Hi Ronnie thanks for that reply. Yes I am 33 (34 next month and will be a nice Birthday pressy if i feel better as my next injection is before my Birthday)
Strangly enough i have has more muscles spasms this month before the jab and i know its to do with the damp wet cold weather as it happens each winter - my joints get more ceased up and thats when it happens.
Hopefully it... (10 replies)
Don't worry about doing it alone, I found it better. I decided to do it straight away first thing in the morning to get it out of the way. Without the nurse looking at you you can take your time, and pull faces, etc it really isnt too bad. I alternated legs and stomach, and to be honest the stomach was the most stingy, the legs are better. Having said that,... (10 replies)
... the first injection. I started Humira in Sept and did my fourth injection last week. Waiting to see consultant next week to see whether to carry on. Doing the injections is a bit daunting, but gets better. Be interested to see how you get on. Just wanted to say well done, and good luck. ... (10 replies)
... WELL PROMISING NEWS
Well ........... i rang up today as heard nothing and had all tests over 2wks ago ...... nurse rang me back and then i got a phonecall from the medical company (so worth chasing it up this morning) as its all been sorted now.
Deliver man is coming tomorow 8am-1pm to deliver my drugs ...... it will be the self injecting pen i am starting with. Have been... (8 replies)
... I not heard of "iontophoresis"
The injection in my heel made it much worse for 14days exactly (he did warn me) but that was last November and its been good since then so now its run out it should hopefully work the same again, but 2 weeks of hell first that i am NOT looking forward to.
The injecting pen sounds a much better idea
I guess its better than being hooked upto... (8 replies)
... My dad had plantar fasciitis and got the heel injection too, it took forever to heal and I don't think he ever tried it a second time!
Have you used iontophoresis? (a steroid cream is rubbed over the sore area and the medication is then absorbed with the aid of a nonpainful electric current)
I used Enbrel and Humira (both self-injections) and once you get over the whole... (8 replies)
... New member. Never been on forum before.On Embrel. Having problems with new pre-filled injections. Is anyone else having same problem? (19 replies)
... I've been on Humira injections for a few months now and notice the difference. I am able to move better with less pain, obviously bit late for the deformities but definately helping. ... (19 replies)
... Hi Wen,
Thanks for your reply. I have heard about the mice protein, sounds bit iffy to me. I will wait and see what others have said. They also mentioned gold injections. So will have to wait until Monday. How are you? Have you been offered any of the tnf's? Would you take them? Not so sure I want to put more dangerous chemicals in my body but really would like to... (19 replies)
... I use remicade - no hair lost. Hair lost could be caused by hormonal levels, and whether you have a history of hair lost in your family...age is also another factor too. Stress is also another factor too. Yes, I read that people taking methotrexate do in fact cause hair lost.
I used remicade to help me with my arthritis - and so far so good. In the past, I wasn't able to... (2 replies)
... i.e. sulphasalazine, Methotrexate, Leflunomide, etc and even tried Anti Tnf this year which has been put on hold until Jan now because of muscle spasms. ... (2 replies)
... I have juvenile chronic polyarthritis, similar to rheumatoid, and just a family history of MS and I was followed very closely when I first started the TNF inhibitors. I did do well on Enbrel for about 2 years before it quit working. ... (2 replies)
... and cannot tell you how it has worked as I start the injections tomorrow. ... (9 replies)
... I have been to consultant today and have been told I can have the Anti TNF drug Humira. ... (4 replies)
... so many joints that I am classed as advanced pa. I have been told that it will never go they are just trying to stop it getting worse with the dmards. The new injections are supposed to stop it getting worse and make you feel a lot better. Please let me know how you get on with consultant in 4 wks. ... (85 replies)