enbrel reaction? i feel bad

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poobah
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Date Joined Dec 2006
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   Posted 7/10/2008 3:42 PM (GMT -7)   
anyone here have a reaction to enbrel (not the skin reaction!)?
 
i just hade my shot 3 hours ago, and from the moment i got it have felt a little queezy, flush (my ears burn), slightly itchy (but no rash), achy, and tired.
 
is this normal?

SydneyJo
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   Posted 7/11/2008 6:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Poobah,
Sorry to hear you feel so bad. I hope someone comes along soon who can help. Take care Joanne

babyplace
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   Posted 7/11/2008 7:00 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi there,

How are you doing?  I'm sorry that I didn't see your post sooner, I just haven't been on the forum much the past few days.   I take enbrel too, I think I've been on it almost 4 months now.  I don't ever remember having a reaction like that at all to the shot, did you call your doc?  I am surprised that you felt it so soon, I thought it took several hours for the meds to get into your system, but I think I would certainly call someone.  Have you tried the enbrel hotline?  They have a nurse on call all the time to answer questions and address your concerns.

Please take care and let us know how you're doing!


poobah
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   Posted 7/13/2008 4:38 AM (GMT -7)   
im ok now. not sure what that reaction was. about 5 minutes after the shot (which was no sweat!) i got a little back ache and a sudden rush. then queezy, burny, and funny feeling for the rest of the day. i guess the next shot will be telling.
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