Patients Ankylosing spondylitis
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Posted on 12/19/18 5:02 AM
First injection of Enbrel yesterday morning. Two hours after the injection, I felt almost like I was somewhere else because the fatigue was so intense. I slept all afternoon. I tried to have dinner, but I threw all my dinner up.
Difficult night: difficulty with breathing, itching all over, and migraines! Woke up very early with my usual pains. I woke up with the same dang fatigue and headache!
Since this morning, I have been dragging it hard.
What were your experiences? Did anyone experience these kind of side-effects?
Beginning of the discussion - 12/28/18First Injection of Enbrel https://www.carenity.us/forum/ankylosing-spondylitis/your-opinion-on-ankylosing-spondylitis-treatme/first-injection-of-enbrel-637
Posted on 12/28/18 1:02 AM
The first week is rough: nausea and headaches are common; I take another prescirption to help with the nausea, perhaps ask your doctor for some other medications that may help your symptoms.
The medication affects everyone different though. I would lay down and try and get some rest and do not over do it.
Please keep us updated and do NOT get discouraged. Our body will adapt!
Posted on 12/28/18 1:36 AM
Thank you @mark48 for your response. What other prescriptions do you take to help with the symptoms? I just do not want my cabinet to be full with other prescriptions, but whatever helps at this point!
Posted on 1/22/19 3:54 PM
Enbrel takes a few weeks to take full effect because it has to build up in your system. After it does, you should feel less like a knuckle dragger.