As mentioned in my previous post, while it doesn’t happen often, phat50chick falls. I’m still down, sitting here in my bathrobe watching Netflix. Again. This is all I’ve done since Saturday, other than an outing to see my doctor on Tuesday. He diagnosed me with an upper respiratory infection, gave me the anti biotic Ciproflaxacin and told me to take them with ProBiotics. This is pretty standard for me when I get ill. I just checked the side effects of Enbrel and note the second one.
Common side effects of ENBREL
- Injection site reactions such as redness, swelling, itching, or pain. These symptoms usually go away within 3 to 5 days. If you have pain, redness, or swelling around the injection site that doesn’t go away or gets worse, call your doctor
- Upper respiratory infections (sinus infections)
Prior to being diagnosed with RA, I was susceptible to sinus infections because of my allergies. Years ago, my ENT (ears, nose, throat doctor) told me I had chronic sinusitis. In addition to that I have a bone tumor, called an osteoma, in my right ethmoid sinus which prevents my sinuses from draining. Basically I live my life one step away from a sinus infection. All it takes is one little thing to throw off the balance and I’m down with another respiratory infection.
This time I’m surprised as to how much this has kicked my butt. My doctor insisted on giving me a note for work, stating I was out all week. In my brain I was thinking that by Thursday I would certainly feel good enough to go to the office. Who cares what the note says. My doctor always is ultra conservative with me in this regard.
I guess for good reason. He knew that I would most likely feel like a truck hit me through the end of the week.