Enbrel and fungal infections

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Avatar m tn For the past six years I have been batteling with fungal infections (feet, ears, groin) and just recently I have been diagnosed with an infection on my penis and my hands after having had to take some antibiotics. This whole mess started when I was on Enbrel (I stopped taking that) to treat my psoriasis. I know that I don't have HIV since I already got tested for that (fairly recent too).
Avatar n tn When I was on Enbrel I never had a headache associated with the medication, but after about 8 years of being on a TNF inhibitor, I started getting some serious infections that made it so I had to stop the Enbrel completely and do with nothing for about 2 years for my RA. OUCH.
Avatar f tn I'm convinced that there is a correlation between these things and the Enbrel. Have any other Enbrel users been diagnosed with any of these inflammatory diseases? My gut feeling is that the Enbrel truly is the cause, but it has worked so well on my joints, I'm hesitant to try anything else. My Rheumatologist is going to argue with me about my hypothesis, but I know my body. Can anyone give some insight?
Avatar f tn This includes minor infections (such as open cuts or sores), infections that come and go (such as cold sores) and chronic infections that do not go away. Also tell your doctor if you have or have ever had diabetes, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) , acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), or any other condition that affects your immune system.
Avatar n tn Dr mentioned drug resistant bacteria and it was hard to get well last time. Was on IV anti-biotics for several weeks then oral. I use enbrel for RA and have for 6 years. It is all that works for me. Have many drug allergies--sulfa morphine among them. Can't tolerate nsids.or methetrexate.
89592 tn?1391278022 Rheumy was wondering if Orencia was adding to my lung issues...and said maybe xeljanz would be better choice. Its new and one issue can be lung fungal infections. Live in OH so not sure what to do Would it hurt just to stay on my 5 mgs pred only and not take the bios? Rituxan is another choice but it can cause PML I have alot of issues but I have energy, no fatigue..I dont want anything that would hurt my liver and lungs worse than they are already.
Avatar f tn Married, no children. Hypothyroid, RA and PCOS among my issues. I take enbrel for the P and RA, I also use taclonex or dovonex/steroid for the P. My body patches are small and manageable now -- limited to my underarms, belly button and lower back, at the tail of my spine. I have never found a working solution for my scalp. But considering the other issue, I can live with that. The other issue -- my groin/vagina. From the patch of hair, to the anus, I am all scale.
Avatar m tn Also a diagnosed/treated e-coli UTI and a 2 weel oral fungal infection treatment. It's been a struggle determining the source and cleaning it up. Lgg type specific test at 16 weeks was negative but immune system issues related to RA is problematic when it comes to health issues and just looking for reassurance as to elimination of potential sources.
Avatar f tn is quite severe now and we need to treat that and maybe the lungs will improve. I was on methothrexate and enbrel for a while, they don't know what caused this lung problem; the drugs or the R.A. So we are just in a holding pattern.
89592 tn?1391278022 You are from OHIO, where the prevalence of histoplasmosis and blastomycosis ( from usually harmless fungal organisms in the environment) is high & frequently linked to lung nodule formation. In most cases no treatment is needed for these. Have it checked it out and see if this is actually what it is. Best wishes.
Avatar f tn I have been on every drug they make for it and nothing worked for me. I started using Enbrel 4 weeks ago, an injection I give myself once a week. Based on the fact that he is HLA B27 positive and has gastro issues I think it is text book ReA. It is much more prevelant in men between 20 and 40. I am a woman and was 46, so go figure! Does he have swollen and stiff joints?
Avatar n tn In my case they shut down my entire immune system and I had a multitude of infections similar to those of an aids paitent - including a life threatning fungal infection that necessitated a simi-permanent central line just below my neck and going to the cancer infusion center daily for nearly 6 months to get rid of the infections. I must stress THIS IS EXTREEMLY RARE and most people have no problem with those meds and they can be a life changer for most who use them.
Avatar n tn I believe this problem has existed for me for a VERY long time. Long history of bladder infections and vaginal infections. Regular bladder medications would not work. Erythomycin (spelling?) was given after culture showed "different bacteria" in urine. Uncircumsized husband started having penile irriations after sex with me. Long history of vaginal redness during period with external skin effects.
Avatar f tn Garth Nicolson’s belief about person-to-person spread of mycoplasma infections in Texas and high occurrence of mycoplasma infections in autistic children. Please give me any advice that may help my sister.
Avatar f tn I get this freezing feeling and it is at bedtime and I have an insanely hard time making it stop. I agree that for some of us it is the body fighting off an infection and almost the opposite of a fever. I often wake up feeling sick the next day. Sometimes pain relievers like tylenol has helped it and I am doing everything to boost my immune system...elderberry, astragalus,echinachea,probiotics, omega3s...I think these have been helping too. oddly I have some issues with my kidneys too!
Avatar n tn I feel like my body's thermostat is broken and I'm constantly overheating. I've been taking Claritin and Benadryl but that doesn't seem to help at all. My doctor also gave me a prescription medicine called Atarax, which only makes me drowsy and doesn't help the itchy feeling. Any suggestions? Btw, I've taken blood tests to see if there is anything wrong but everything came out fine.