Enbrel and stroke

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Right sided numbness and weakness after the 3nd dose of enbrel. Unchanged in 9 weeks?
But both have come down to almost normal since receiving the Solumedrol. I am on Plaqenil and just started Enbrel, I do know some of the side effects of Enbrel are MS symptoms. BUT this was going way BEFORE I started the Enbrel. The tingling goes on during the day some in my hands, feet and legs, especially if I'm sitting.Sometime my foot and toes will go numb during the day. But this is ALWAYS worse at night.
I'm Lucy, 24, I had a stroke on May 12th, 2012, yes, 2 mons ago, and I was referred to this neurologic institute where they treat patients to recover from the effects of the stroke that "seems effective" but the drug Enbrel they use seems to have many dangerous side effects and possible very bad symptoms..
He then sent me to a cardiologist.....and a neurologist. I had an MRI of the brain and neck with Constrast and the MRI showed nothing, no evidence of stroke ...My Cardiologist did a TEE (which I will never have again since i was WIDE awake! The TEE confirmed the echocardiogram to show the hole. Both specialists are undecided as to close the hole. Neurologist says it's caused by teeth grinding as for the reason for the numbness.
I'm doing my best to stay positive about it and I keep telling myself that it's going to work and I'll start feeling better soon but I don't really believe it. I mean how can I when everything just keeps getting worse.
You were giving updated reports on your viral load and alt ast numbers. Its been awhile and just curious as to where you stand now.
Strong electric shock feelings in left fingers, hand and arm up to elbow. Had EMG and carpal tunnel surgery on Thursday this week. Seems to be no better. I also have numbness and tingling now in my right leg, thigh front down front of leg to ankle, with rubbery leg feeling at times, very heavy and akward use. Left leg is only in toes and left side of foot to ankle. Any suggestions of what the problem may be.
I have ankylosing spondylitis and I am on Enbrel. Last Feb. I had chest pain it felt like pleurosy. I have had it before, Cest xray normal so they treated me for reflux. it did not help so they ordered a stress test (family history).I had a heart cath. for abnormal stress test. Could not walk well, out of breath weak stutter and developed a tremor. The ER said it was vertigo and orthostatic hypotension because they could not find my blood pressure.
Pain meds do not control the pain, either over the counter or prescribed and the stiffness in hips and knees and feet is affecting my balance. I asked if continues joint destruction would occur if I stopped the anti-inflammatory meds and he replied "no". I am under the impression that it is the inflammatory process that causes the destruction of the joint. Who is correct ? Thanks !
I think everything is over and I clean up. I walk out of the toilet and in about 2 minutes time the stomach cramp and the fainting sensation comes back (I've fainted only once to date from this and was out for about 15-20 minutes). 6. When I get back to the toilet I have a really violent Diarrhoea episode in pure liquid state.
The other day at my rheumy's, my wrists were inflammed, so much so they couldn't get a pulse. They were hot and red and painful. My Dr took notice, when he looked me in the eyes and said "Ada, you are not crazy" all I could say was thank you. We went through my blood work, my thyroid is still out of whack, its still being hyperactive, he wondered why I was not on medication for it yet. He is very concerned about the positive parvo, so I finally got in to see the ID Dr on the 1st.
auras are very upsetting to me. a few times i lost my speach and felt like i was having a stroke. i have lost vision in my right eye, looking through water effect, strbe light effect. my dr has me on depakote er and low dose asprin every day. i also have RA artritis. when ever i have headaches it is always in my right temple. my question is, what is the benign disk, and are these migraines? i am very scared i will have a stroke.
After days of being cold on my right side I then had an episode of warmth, sweating and some color returning. They just did a stress test and it was normal. I saw a physical therapist and she thinks it is TOS. She can duplicate some numbness and tingling through positioning. My right hand continues to have sores(and they are getting bigger) with a very blue index finger that sometimes swells. What could this be? Could it be related to my arthritis(everything is on the right side)?
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The trouble with these NSAIDS (non-steroidal anti-inflmmatory) meds is that they all increase the risk of stroke and other cardiovascular events, although naproxen (Aleve) is thought to be less risky. I read that diclofenac sodium (aka Voltaren) is considered one of the most toxic NSAIDs. I have found that getting more exercise helps relieve my back and neck pain and water exercise is the best. Have you tried it? I hear tai chi is good for arthritis, too.
I'm pretty sure I understand what you are asking now but I think you still aren't understanding why I'm saying what I am saying. 20 years ago a visual diagnosis usually wasn't followed up on with testing. If it was, it usually wasn't typed because it was still assumed that it was hsv2 if it was genital.
The effects of the disease may include blindness, stroke, swelling of the spinal cord, and intestinal complications. The disease is common in Japan, Turkey and Israel, and less common in the United States. Is there any treatment? Treatment for Behcet's disease is symptomatic and supportive. Medication may be prescribed to reduce inflammation and/or regulate the immune system. Immunosuppressive therapy may be considered. What is the prognosis?
I actually cooked and was not thinking about my pain. I'm going to get a script from the doctor and also ask about Enbrel and Lyrica. Really exciting to find a drug that doesn't make me sick and is cheap. The Gabapentin also makes you feel good for some reason and gives me interest in things other than my pain and allows me to keep busy instead of just sitting there miserable in hell hurting and feeling hopeless.
I can't believe I'm doing this... :) I don't think that I can adequately describe the last year's worth of diagnoses or lack thereof. I know I can't describe all the symptoms. Pardon the length of this, but I'd love some thoughts. I am a 42-year old male; attorney; former GC of a publicly-traded medical device company. On January 28, 2009, I was struck by a very sudden head pain behind my left eye that caused residual tingling and soreness.
Awoke one morning paralysed on my right side. Leg arm and face. Initially they thought maybe a stroke but later diagnosed with MS. Have since regained about 90% and improving slowly. Am not on any meds and seem to be doing ok MRI shows no new lesions and it will monitor every year by Neuro. I do however feel ongoing vertigo and weakness, especially in my right leg, (When the weather is warm or when I'm fatigued or overwork.
I started hyperventilating and took on the symptoms of what seemed to be a stroke (numbness/tingling sensations in hands, face and chest. I lied down for awhile and tried to control my breathing. I called an ambulance worried that I may be in trouble. When the paramedics arrived the feeling almost immediately subsided (save for the strange out-of-my-mind feeling I'd had all week) they checked my heart rate, etc. Everything was normal.
Thank you for any imput you may have as for what for me to do. Oh, and Im on Enbrel. (doc its a shot I give myself 2 times a week) for the arthritis! Oh, so much fun!!!!!
The only difference between you and me is that I have it basically all over, my arm, legs, face,scalp and sometimes my back. usually legs and face. It will drive you insane. I have tried many different kinds of medication without much sucess. but maybe some medication that the doctors give would help with the small area that you have.
I've been to vascular surgeons, cardiologists. hand surgeons and regular md's and no one can help me. This just happened again to my thumb after 10 years and my cardiologist prescribed high blood pressure meds...and I DON'T have high blood pressure, I've been running for 25 years! If anyone has a diagnosis please share...I know your frustration.
I also had an MRI and they found that I had sinusitis and a sinuscyst. I was convinced I had had a stroke or M.S. Is it possible that this cysts is really causing all of those problems? I have to say that I truly hope so, and if so, I will gladly have it removed.
It feels like I cannot make the heat go deep enough to work. I hate to think about the hysterectomy. I am 48 years old, and I suffered a stroke three years ago (very lucky that I had a full recovery). I also have fibromyalgia which has caused me to suffer from a weak immune system. I don't heal like a normal person, so I know 6-8 weeks will be more like 10-12 for me.
I get these unexplained chills all the time, where im freezing cold with goose bumps all over my body. They hurt and I can barely walk they are so bad sometimes. I check my temp when I get these episodes and its perfectly normal. I do not have a infection or am not sick. Im not even in a cold environment. Everyone around me is not cold. Its the weirdest thing, and I cant find a answer for it. Its like my body is messed up and sending these chills for no reason. Please help.
I have surgery scheduled, but not for a few months since I don't relish the idea of being disabled during the summer months, but I'm not sure I will last the few months with these symptoms. I also take Enbrel for psoriatic arthritis (and have for many years), so I'm not sure this contributed in some way, but literature does not suggest this. I've read that aggressive physical therapy may help, which I am going to try. I have been in PT, but when my shoulder gets sore, I usually stop.
Through journaling my pain and pain management, I have noticed when it's time for me to take the Enbrel injections the pain in my back and neck is lessened. I have not taken my Enbrel for the past 5wks and guess what... zero pain in my back and the pain in my neck is almost non existent. Wow...right? Also when I spoke with my mother who has diabetes, we found that she had not had debilitating back pains prior to taking insulin injections. Just something to think about.
There might be some mention within other threads of post tx sides, but the threads mentioned might give you a good headstart of other svrs that have checked in and commented already, while you wait for answers here. I had aches and sensitivities prior to tx, they got enhanced during tx and I don't expect them to completely go away post tx, but it would be nice if they did.
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