I haven’t wanted to write this post. I don’t want to call it too soon. So I will refrain from saying what I am thinking. I’ll just say this.
I had my first Enbrel shot one week ago. The day following the shot, I had very little pain. The next two days were slightly worse, but still good. Then the next three days were pretty mild also.
Some pain in the mornings. Some stiffness. A period in the middle of the day where there was not much pain at all. Twinges and tweaks here and there. Certainly no mind numbing, gnawing pain. No screw-driver stabs and twists. No deep aches in the joint.
Best of all, energy! No lead weights on my shoulders…ok, maybe lighter ones. But a big improvement.
The downside is I’ve had a horrible cold. So I’ve had a headache and some muscles aches. But the RA pain, the RA fatigue, much reduced.
Last night the pain returned. I struggled to sleep. Today the pain is quite bad. I have been wanting to take my endone…but I haven’t.
You see I’m off to get my next shot soon. And I want to test it. Will the shot make me feel about 40-50% better again? Will it? I don’t want to mask it by taking oxycodone. I want to see what Enbrel does this week, all on its own.
It’s meant heat packs and heated throw, and misery this morning. But I need to see what happens.
So no endone today…unless it gets unbearable. I am hopeful. Very hopeful. But we will see…soon.