Thanks Erin. I never thought about them spreading before, but I guess that would not be a very good thing, now, would it? Enliven services called about 3 weeks ago and asked specifically about injection site reactions. At the time, I was not having them, and hadn't had them for quite a while. The nurse I spoke to said they were VERY interested in injection site reactions because they have to report all of them to the FDA, even if they are only mild reactions, like I've had.
I inject in the thigh. I did my stomach for a while, but the last couple of times I used that area it hurt like *&*e! I switched back to my thighs and haven't had a problem, except for the reactions. When I first started taking enbrel, my rheumy told me there is a prescription oinment for injection site reactions. I was just hoping to find something OTC, but I'll ask him about it when I go back. Especially if I stay on Enbrel.
Happy Birthday America!
Current dx: Rheumatoid Arthritis
Suspected dx: Early Lupus/MCTD
Current Meds: Enbrel, Plaquenil, Aciphex, Ultracet, Zyrtec, Allavert-D, Zantac, Tylenol PM
Past Meds: Relafen, Vioxx, Mobic, Voltaren, Sulfasalazine, Entocort, Prednisone, Humira, Reglan