I'm on remicade IV infusions now and I, too have small veins and they, sometimes, tend to roll. However, the nurse uses a butterfly needle which is very tiny. I barely feel it going in. I, too was scared of needles but these nurses are super in the IV Therapy Center Suite. I feel safe there, it is extremely clean, and I think we all have gotten to know each other.
the Humira didnt work well for me so I didin't stay on it for long. Changing to Remicade was a Godsend.
it took 2-4 weeeks to fully kick in but once it did, it was 'WOMDERFUL!!!!!' Our nurses work really hard to. take excellent care of us!!!!! I've found one nerve that's bigger than the others and that's the one we use as much as possible. I'm on Remicade infusions and methotraxate shots. It's a good combination and it works well together.
Current DX: rheumatoid arthritis/psoriatic arthritis, CD, left wrist basil joint arthritis- no cartilage and multiple bone spurs, right wrist damge - no cartilage, degenerative disc disorder, nerve damage, pain/inflamation/high blood pressure
Current meds: Remicade 600 mg. every 5 weeks, methotrexate .6 cc. injection., celebrex, micardis/hct, folic acid, medrol dose pack (occasionally), topamax, toprol XL, lortab 10-500, zoloft
Previous meds: Enbrel, humira, bextra, vioxx