Enbrel long term side effects

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422104 tn?1209767504 I got my shipment this week but am waiting till Sat. night to do it in case of any side effects. Your experience will help me alot. I'm also going thru some tests to see if I have MS. The neuro said it was ok to start to taking the Enbrel, hope he's right! Do you use the sure click injector or an actual syringe? This sounds like a stupid question but has it helped you significantly?
Avatar n tn You are not alone, I too suffer from extreme exhaustion and lots of long term side effects. I agree that it's hard to fight the system but you have to keep trying! Keep checking with different doctors...........at least that's what I'm doing, it just is NOT normal for an HCV SVR to experience this much fatigue (there must be something else wrong). You sound like a very caring man and she is lucky to have you. My best to you and your wife.
Avatar n tn i want to know whether to take interferon or not my pcr 600000 normal liver enzymes liver biopsy 4/6 plz tell me take it or not.
Avatar n tn However, I have found that to varying degrees Remicade and Humira give me the following side effects. I am trying to find out if these are normal side effects and if anyone has found a way to manage them. Physical therapy is not giving me enough relief at this point.
Avatar f tn Used in = Autoimmune diseases, Cancer therapy (Lymphomas,Leukemias) Please find my answers below. 1) Side Effects/Long Term Effects - Simple effects like nausea,vomiting,rashes,intolerence.Severe effects like Cardiac arrest, Renal Failure, Infections,Lung Toxicity, Liver failure/inflamation. 2) Success Rate = FDA approved drug with Methotrexate for treating RA (especially refractive RA).
Avatar n tn My main reasons for the delay are first that I don't like the idea of injections - I do fear long term side effects, and second, because of the headaches. I never had regular headaches before taking enbrel. But I have been diagnosed with migraines. They are not always severe but headache pain is just awful. I have used tylenol, advil, caffeine (coffee), and Butalbital (by prescription), with varying results. I avoid taking them if possible but when the pain is severe I must.
Avatar f tn I did naturopathic stuff, which made me healthier, and prepared myself and my work place for when I did decide to start...Even knowing all the horrible long term effects, I decided to go ahead...I had minor liver damage, my enzymes were stable, and I'd had two friends die from complications of hep c/ liver failure...and I didn't want to chance the damage getting that far...I want to be able to enjoy my grandbabies if my daughter blesses me with any...
251991 tn?1239299630 Hi Dear Enbrel (Etanercept) is an immunomodulator effective in the treatment of ankylosing spondylitis. Since it modifies the immuni system, there are a lot of side effects associated with it including chest pain, stomach pain, trouble breathing, mental/mood changes, severe headache, signs of infections (e.g., persistent sore throat, fever), etc. Since you are suffering from chronic sore throat, there is a possibility that it is due to etanercept.
Avatar f tn Not a pretty sight.. Getting off prednisone after long term use can take years of very uncomfortable side effects - no energy, pain, lots of other stuff.
Avatar n tn Personally I'd rather feel as well as I can and live as pain free as possible for as long as possible - will there be long term consequences down the road? Maybe, maybe not, but I don't let fear ruin what quality of life I can have right now. The drugs that seem to lose effectiveness seem to be the newer biologics like Enbrel, Humira, Remicade.
422104 tn?1209767504 The arthritis seemed to come back with a real vengence, but I just began to read some things about Enbrel I didn't like. Mainly that the long term side effects weren't really known and I didn't like that. Since August I haven't been using anything and it's really starting to wear on me. I did try the Humara for a few months, but it didn't do anything for me, and the shot hurt like hell..............
370181 tn?1428180348 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.
Avatar f tn 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 assume you are taking a prescription folic acid tablet 24 hours after your mtx dose? This can help alleviate some of the unpleasant side effects like mouth sores and hair thinning.
Avatar f tn She did not think it was hmira but who knows with me, I get a lot of upper thigh muscle burning pain after hte shot for about 6 days too that keeps me awake I worry about long term effects. I took enbrel for over 10 years and did not have any problems with it so who knows with me. Thanks for the reply and appreciate anymore advice you have.
626425 tn?1297536575 Hi there, I just want to tell you that with early and aggressive treatment, your disease doesn't necessarily have to get significantly worse. Placquenil and methotrexate (mtx) are to of the first, go-to, baseline meds they almost always try. I've been on mtx for decades and it's been my mainstay. Both meds have been around for a long, long time and their efficacy and side effects are well known and documented.
1037767 tn?1262610384 Weight gain is the least of your worries with prednisone! Please, please stay away from this stuff if you can. The long-term side effects of using bursts of it off and on, aren't worth it. It can cause avascular necrosis (bone death) in your major joints like hips and shoulders, osteoporosis, sleep problems, the list goes on. Unless you absolutely can't function without it, try to avoid it. And for the record, you're not a whiner.
Avatar f tn I am a long term RA patient who is now seeing a pulmonologist for shortness of breath. All cardiac tests were normal. Several ground glass opacities in my right lung showed up on a CT scan in July 2011. Enbrel was discontinued and coincidentally I took a regime of prednisone for an allergy problem - 60 mg for one week, then with a weekly taper.
Avatar m tn everywhere!! Unfortunately the side effects are too risky to even consider taking Prednisone long term. It has been know to destroy bones and joints (among other things) which only will add to your pain.... and then you can never have the short term pain relief that is obtained from a burst of steroids. Most physicians will not prescribe a steroid more then twice a year ... some physicians will not even order it that often. I know that nerve pain is very difficult to treat.
394687 tn?1290924440 February 10, 2009 - OMG - I can't freaking believe it - yep SVR - I was feeling pretty bad and it had been 5 months since I had my 2 mo post PCR which was clear and I knew I could not treat again due to the awful side effects and I just didn't want to know - but I finally gave in and tested and just found out I'm SVR. I had only treated for 13 weeks (am a 2b) and most of it was at very reduced doses - so it's pretty much a miracle - I have my life back - wow...
Avatar f tn I was taking Arava for MCTD before I got pregnant. I had decent success with it, and no side effects. Theat Dr. is very unprofessional to argue with you like that. You have every right to get a 2nd opinion, and to go to a neurologist. The numbness, tingling, and weakness may be neurological, but can be conected to some autoimmune disorders as well. Good luck.
Avatar f tn The new findings should reassure patients, but questions remain about the short-term and long-term safety of TNF-blocking drugs, rheumatologist Eric Matteson, MD, of Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., tells WebMD. The Swedish researchers found no difference in cancer risk among rheumatoid arthritis patients who did and did not take the drugs over six years of follow-up.
Avatar m tn I hear you about the long-term side effects. I've been on Fosamax for my bones for many years and only recently learned that long term use of it can make one's bones brittle. Niiiice. Like the old saying goes, "Ya pays your money and ya takes your chances." :) Still, overall I think I've done well. You make the best decision for you with the information you have at the time. Hopefully someone who's had experience with Humira will chime in here.
370181 tn?1428180348 I was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis when I was 18 years old. I'm 62 now. Over the years I have been on probably everything out there, starting with gold treatments back in the early 70's. Because there wasn't much available back then, I ate aspirin like candy which helped at that time, but blew out my stomach. Then came ibuprophene and it's clones and I began taking them. I can't anymore.
Avatar n tn don't ask me why and how I got into reading this stuff, i guess my post to couch yesterday got me into trying to remember the name of a disorder, plus all of us complaining of RA, fibromyalgia and other neuropathies, that can't be explained by tx sides alone and those left with long term effects...led me to this. first, i started with the disorder:Reiter's syndrome, it took me to HLA-B27 and so on. while reading it something kept clicking about these two and possible relation to hcv symptoms...
Avatar f tn Because your immune system is going haywire, it's common to have swollen lymph nodes as you describe - along with severe fatigue, flu-like symptoms, skin issues, dry mouth/eyes. Steroids help in the short term, but it is best to stay off these if at all possible. The long-term affects are not worth it, IMO. There are all kinds of new medications out there now, so I'm confused as to why these haven't been tried.
432623 tn?1485328077 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.
Avatar f tn I feel that if I do not at least try the methotrexate that he will not be able to diagnose me correctly. But I really worry about the long term side effects of this drug. It seems as though there is no "perfect" treatment and many unknowns about these diseases and everything is trial and error and symptom based. I will definately check into the folic acid. Thanks again!
Avatar m tn Steroid shots have a lot more side effects and can have long term effects if you get too many injections of cortisone.
723660 tn?1247167111 My one word of caution is not to let them just give you prednisone - it can seem like a miracle drug but the long term side effects can be severe. It's all right to use as a tool to get you through until the more effective drugs kick in, but not by itself. As for diet, there is no official arthritis diet, however it won't hurt to try different things to see if certain foods make you feel worse. There is such a thing called an "anti-inflammatory diet" but I hadn't tried it.
Avatar f tn You're on a pretty low dose of prednisone, but keep an eye on that bone density and watch for other long term side effects, as well. If you can possibly wean of it completely as you find a better combination of meds, please do. It's best not to take it long term. Hope this helps!