Enbrel and Flu Shot

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   Posted 11/18/2016 6:59 PM (GMT -7)   
I am new to the forum but hopefully will get some answers. My husband and I have been on Enbrel for several years. In the last three weeks we had to stop Enbrel due to being sick. We started with getting our flu shots and pneumonia booster. A few days latter we both got the stomach flu followed by a cough and flu like symptoms including chills and fever. My fever has not gotten as high as my husbands. My fever has been low grade 99 to 100 but my husband has a fever of 100 to 101.7. He sweats it out then it comes back. He has the chills so bad when the fever comes on he shakes. They did a chest X-ray and flu test but they were negative. We neither one have an appetite. I am wondering if something is going on or is this due to us being off Enbrel for three weeks? We have never been off it this long since we started Enbrel.

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   Posted 11/19/2016 11:24 PM (GMT -7)   
First let me say "welcome to the HW forum".
I hope you and your DH are beginning to feel better. I've had to go off my biologic for short periods due to illnesses, and I never experienced.those types of symptoms. Probably a viral thing other than flu. Are you both on enbril for RA?
Hope you keep posting and start to feel better.

ps. If you give your post a title, you will get more responses from others

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   Posted 11/24/2016 11:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello and Welcome
you said they have done Xray so I assume you have contacted your Doctor ?
it could be that you got run down being off Enbrel
or the flu and Pneumonia shot together was too much for you
and I hope you don't mind but I took celebrate life's advice and gave your post a Subject Title
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   Posted 11/25/2016 7:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you I did not know about the title. We are not sure what happened but I do know we were put on meloxicam and sulfasazine right before all this and have tried them two more times since and the same thing happened so no more.
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