Morning all , hope your all enjoying the sunshine .I'm going to start benepali in a couple of weeks , I thought it would be the same procedure as methotrexate injection were you see nurse she shows you how to do it and bloods every couple weeks, but I've had a letter from the hozzy and they have booked me in as a day case , I'm wondering why and is this normal?
Monitoring benepali : Morning all , hope your all... - NRAS
I've just been through this as due to start on Enbrel. My first appointment was a day case where they went through a big checklist, took loads and loads of bloods, did x-rays and so on. Before you can actually start on it they need to make sure you do not have any latent infections or other complications.
Well mine wasn't actually being admitted - it was called day care, and it was the room where people were having their infusions and the rheumy nurse was. I basically sat in a corner until sent off for x-rays, sent off for echocardiogram, sent off for bloods, etc etc. All in all was there for maybe 3 hours. Other people popped in just for a steroid jab.
I've had the xrays n bloods n got have the bloods done 4 days b4 I'm admitted 😨 it defo says admitted I'm prob panicking for nothing , my stomach tips over n panic whenever I go the hozzy so the thought of staying there to long isn't going happen I will ring tomorrow for time scale thanku helixhelix
It was a bit different for me when I started on it. I had to go for a chest xray, and then go to my local surgery to get the nurse there to do some blood tests. Funding was applied for, and given, and then Healthcare at Home rang and arranged delivery of my first batch of Benepali. The day after it came, the nurse came out and asked lots of questions and gave lots of information, and then supervised me doing the injection. She stayed a while after to ensure I had no bad reaction. Same again a week later, nurse came, supervised me doing the injection, and stayed a while. On the third week I was on my own but they rang and asked if I was ok after I did the injection.(I had to tell them what time I was doing it so they knew what time they should ring me.) Not sure why they want you in as a day case but each area is probably different. Could it be because you have had bad reactions to previous meds though? I now have monthly blood tests, same as when on mtx.
This was so different when I started Enbrel about twelve years ago. I had a chest X-ray and then bloods done by gp. My rheumy said everything was fine, the delivery company arranged for a nurse to show me how to inject. She explained and I did it myself. I was changed to Benepali in March this year and then back to Enbrel in May.