Enbrel nausea

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My primary manifestation is severe and debilitating nausea. I also now have heart involvement and am pacer dependent. I have an excellent gastroenterologist. He and other doctors have said that it's a very difficult case to treat. It is unusual as it is marked by very few remissions and has become drug resistant. On a typical day I will wake up with severe nausea, and it sometimes lessens after 3-4 hours. I can feel perfectly fine and am able to eat and drink.
My primary manifestation is severe and debilitating nausea. I also now have heart involvement and am pacer dependent. I have an excellent gastroenterologist. He and other doctors have said that it's a very difficult case to treat. It is unusual as it is marked by very few remissions and has become drug resistant. On a typical day I will wake up with severe nausea, and it sometimes lessens after 3-4 hours. I can feel perfectly fine and am able to eat and drink.
FWIW, my headaches are characterized by pressure on one side of my head, as well as pressure in my neck, ear and eye. I have nausea with the headaches, but no aura or other eye symptoms. The headaches seem to be triggered by movement of my neck, Humira and alcohol, but sometimes they come on without an apparent cause. I have not yet found a drug that works well to control the pain, whether the headache is mild or excruciating. Icy Hot patches on my neck can be soothing at times.
I have been so sick, I have horrible headaches, bone pain (I can feel the bone marrow bx all over again), nausea, agitation, NO sleep for three days. I could keep nothing down. Of course, no energy to do much about it this weekend anyway. Finally Monday came and I called the docs. Housekeeper bought some Ensure, since I hadn't eaten in three days, or up chucked it. I have been drinking lots of water, sometimes it stays down. I have no warning when I am going to vomit. It just comes!
Hello, I am a 19 y/o female who has been ill with chronic nausea, weight loss, burning abdominal pain, occasional diarrhea, low-grade fever, and dizziness. I have been ill since May 4, 2001. The symptoms first presented themselves as a stomach bug, but it never went away. I was diagnosed with both a UTI and an ovarian cyst, both of which were promtly treated effectively; however, my symptoms still persist. I was hospitalized in June 2001 due to dehydration.
At first once a day but now it is more frequent and in the past week also feel mild dizziness and nausea with the pain. Also have a feeling of pressure and ache surrounding the eye (eyebrow to cheekbone). I just had an eye exam 2 months ago and everything fine. I'm 57, have psoriatic arthritis, and take Enbrel 100 mg a week for seven years. Health good otherwise and work full time. Any ideas?
I have now been through prednisone, methotrexate, Enbrel, Humara(Humira? sp) then back to Enbrel.......then nothing. The Enbrel worked very well, but I have massive anxiety about the biologics. I just don't trust them and and it's very frustrating. I feel like I'm between a rock and a hard spot. On one hand they really do make me feel better, pain and ROM vastly improved.
well got my first Rituxan infusion today (B-cell blocker). 7 hrs of drip and lots of nausea and IBS - but feel better now except the tummy and the leg neuropathy - seeing a neurologist in a few weeks.
She has taken Methotrexate along with Enbrel, Humira, and now Orencia. All of her numbers are going up and her CRP and RF are rising significantly. Her rheumatologist is now suggesting Rituximab. It's scary to think that this drug is designed to wipe out all of her B cells. What can you share with us about side effects, success rates and long term effects of this medicine? Should she wear a mask to prevent illness?
Here are some of the more common side effects you *might* experience, keeping in mind that many side effects fade over time as you adjust to the drug. - Nausea - Fatigue - Hair thinning/loss - Mouth sores - Sun sensitivity Especially on the pills, you may experience nausea if you don't take it with adequate food in your stomach. Switching to injectible is an option if nausea proves to be problematic. Drink lots and lots of water and take your folic acid prescription.
I have rheumatoid arthritis have been on methothrexate since December and am supposed to start enbrel next week. I got very sick the first of March with pneumonia and pleurisy. I took levaquin for 10 days and I still have the pain so the doctor ordered a ct scan. I have a strong family history of lung cancer in non smokers, I have been a smoker for over thirty years. This is my second bought of pneumonia in a year and a half. Please help me with the ct scan results.
A couple years ago I added the biologic, Enbrel. The combo has worked pretty well for me. I also take the NSAID, Mobic (generic, meloxicam).
I have been taking Enbrel for over 3 years but because of the expense of it, I am in the process of taking methotrexate (1 ML by injection) as well as my usual dose of Enbrel, for a while to see if it helps my psoriatic arthritis. After a period of time, it is the hope that I will be able to stop the Enbrel and remain on the cheaper methotrexate. I also take klonopin for anxiety/panic.
Reactions to mtx are as individual as each person who takes it. For example, I've been on it for over 20 years and it is still my mainstay. About 3 years ago I switched from the pills to the self-injectible, which is supposed to give you "more bang for the buck" because it bypasses the digestive system. Since adding Enbrel to the mtx, I haven't had a major flare in over 3 years. Mtx alone worked pretty well but I'd get breakthrough flares once or twice a year.
I also have RA, for which my main medications are methotrexate and Enbrel. If mtx isn't working for you, I would urge you to look into adding a biologic like Enbrel or Humira to the mix. It's very important that you get off the prednisone if at all possible. It can give you short-term relief but trust me, the long-term effects of prednisone are not worth it. I don't have your chronic fatigue issues, but I can see where mtx can contribute to that problem!
I keep a migraine tracker as well. At the start of using Enbrel, I would get headaches and nausea, and these side effects lasted for 2-3 months. Typical I suppose. Couple months later, I noticed that I was not getting migraines! In the last 6 months, I have gotten only three, and 2 of the three I didn't need medication for. (The third put me in the ER.
My CA 125 as of Feb. 1 is 4. I recently had a CT abdomen/pelvis because of nausea and it showed a 2X3 cm lesion at the rt. lung base, which may or may not be thorac or subdiaphargmatic, adjacent to the liver, and a 3X3 cm leson on the right side of the liver, hypoattenuating and probably extra capsular to the liver. there is not adenopathy in the abdomen of the pelvis. I am scheduled for a PET SCAN tomorrow.
I have tachycardia (usually around 110bpm), muscle pain, I am losing tons of hair, abdominal pain, and nausea. I have noticed that my tears and sweat are not salty anymore I take adderall for fatigue (just increased to 80 mg per day). Enbrel 50 mg once a week (4 RA), Mobic 15mg qd, baclofen 5mg tid, ambien 5mg hs, and hydrocodone 10/325 up to 6 times a day. I had a 24 hr urine test 6 months ago for cortisol but it was normal. Would adderall increase cortisol levels?
You could try switching to the injectible form of mtx, and/or adding Enbrel or Humira if the mtx alone just isn't doing it for you. If you're unsure about anything, don't hesitate to get a second opinion.
Things seemed to be going ok, and then BOOM! Hubby has taken quite a turn for the worse. This started Tuesday...he's had nausea, chills that turn into sweating,fatigue, aching of joints, headache, and extreme dry mouth. He's had a dry cough, and it's turned into coughing up very thick mucus (gross! Sorry!) I'm wondering if perhaps he has the flu, or has anyone had such bad sides at this stage of treatment? I had a bad cold for a few days.
I now take Methotrexate, Enbrel, and Pentasa. My rheumatologist is about ready to switch me from Enbrel to Remicaide, because it is supposedly more effective for Crohn's. My advice to you is to consult not only with a Gastroenterologist, but a Rheumatologist, as well. Also, push for the Capsule Endoscopy. It is non-invasive, painless, and quite sensitive at detecting early Crohn's. Hope this helps.
On top of that I have to also take two Enbrel shots per week for my RA. Maybe they should just stick a main line in huh....cept my veins won't take it. I am a bit concerned about the infection desrt spoke of - were the others red and swollen and OK?
First it was just vicodin then Fentenyl patch with losengers. After starting on Enbrel the pain was better and switch meds to oxycondone and norco. This was long enough acting so we treid Kadium but made me too sleepy. Them he recently put me on Methodone and have be on this for a few months. The doses have always been very low but I can't do it anymore/ Friday other doctor gave me clonipin, phenergen clonidine, and lomotil for withdrawl.
There also is a pediatric endrocrinologist as well as our own expert endocrinologist on thyroid but he's on vacation. They may be able to help you with the interactin of the Enbrel if any or our friends on the arthritis community may have some idea if that has anything to do with it. I'd call your pharmacist maybe, too. What were her TSH #'s? I had nausea the first two weeks in the AM on synthroid. 5mcgs is a very low dose. so I am wondering about these effects on such a low dose.
So I am about six weeks or so? Maybe seven, since the end of treatment, which for me lasted almost seven months. During my hepc treatment - which consisted of 1000mg riba and 180pegasys, these were my main health issues, some more serious than others.
which means no matter how good my diet is, my body still produces way too much cholesterol, but that too is being controlled with meds. I have Psoriatic Arthritis which is controlled with Enbrel injections along with Methotrexate and Folic acid. I have sever Panic Disorder controlled with Xanax. I have migraines which I treat, at the time of onset, with Maxalt MLT. I am approximately 7 years post-menopausal and have never taken any HRT.
Methotrexate is a good one to start with (I don't know why rheumies still prescribe placquenil - I've never met any one for whom that stuff works, including me). If you have problems with nausea, make sure you take it with food, and take your "rescue" dose of folic acid 24 hours after the mtx. There's a really good reason to do this: mtx competes for the same chemical receptors as folic acid, so if you don't take the folic acid, your side effects will be worse.
that did not prescribe Folic Acid while taking MTX, It is used to lessen the possible side effects of it. Some people experience nausea, mouth ulcers, and hair loss. In case no one has told you MTX is a form of chemotherapy. The first rheumy I had never told me that, A lot of people do very well on it and have no side effects at all. Personally I could not tolerate it so I had to come off of it.
In a word, YES. Start treatment to get on top of this before it starts manifesting in other joints (trust me, it will) plus causing further damage to your hands. It's not just stiffness, pain and swelling, it's real damage being done to your joints that will eventually lead to joint deformity and extremely limited ability to use your hands at all. The purpose of the stronger drugs is to prevent this from happening; to slow down or hopefully halt the progression of the disease.
Several folks on this site are doing it with SOC - they preload it. I was going to but have Enbrel as my 3rd drug. Here is some info Slide show http://www.informedhorizons.com/hepdart2007/pdf/hepdart07_presentations/Tues_04_Korba.pdf This is a trial with Geno 4 Alinia Phase II Study Shows that Nitazoxanide Significantly Improves Response to Standard of Care in Patients with Chronic Hepatitis C http://www.earthtimes.org TAMPA, Fla., Nov.
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