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B for Biosimilar Day!

Juliachoo
Juliachoo
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Today when the nurse comes is my first injection of Imraldi.. I have prayed for this day & now Iโ€™m a nervous wreck worrying if it will work for me & give me some of my life back! ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿผ

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J1707

Positive thoughts it will work ๐Ÿ‘

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patsymay13

B is also for Brave , as you are so fingers crossed and all that , you will come out smiling x

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Hessie5

You are going to be fine - try not to be nervous think of the pain days - all the best with it. ๐Ÿ˜Œ

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mccaffs2014

Just put it out of your mind like I did. It was only the next day when I realized I felt better that I remembered that I had taken it. I hope that it works as well and as quickly for you as it did for me. Good luck.

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Juliachoo

UPDATE while it stung a little at first it soon went off! So far so good & nurse that came out was lovely, very reassuring & helpful Xx

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charisma
charisma
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That seems positive, hope it works quickly. Did you have to provide your own sterile wipes for swabbing the injection site? And little plasters for after?

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Juliachoo
Juliachoo
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No the wipes were in the pack but the nurse said not to use as they can cause a reaction, didnโ€™t bleed much just dabbed with cotton wool & it was fine.. feeling a little less pain this afternoon ๐Ÿ˜˜

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charisma
charisma
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Wow, that quick in decreasing pain! Sounds good. :-)

I had to supply my own sterile wipe/swabs. And supposed to apply a small band aid but I have none. Quite bruised where I injected too.

Next for me is Friday if the virus I am fighting does not develop into a fever.

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Juliachoo
Juliachoo
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No bruising at all, the nurse showed me a spot on the outer thigh where less bruising occurs, @ 5 inches down from the bottom of your hip where itโ€™s less taut.. xxx

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Juliachoo
Juliachoo
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And hope your virus clears up in time xxx

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Kerensa21

Good luck with it Julia; you can only try I guess; scared of all the drugs for this at first ๐Ÿ˜Š I found benepali bit more stingy at first but this seems to have worn off with use so ๐Ÿคžfor you x

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Campaigner

Hi Julia,. How did it go,. Did you manage to I inject successfully?

Can't wait to hear more. I desperately hope it works for you. Please keep us updated. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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Juliachoo

Yes it went very well a bit stingy at first, I feel ok actually suppose itโ€™s a week or so before I notice any improvement, good luck with yours Pauline! X

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RA57

Morning I remember my first time just had my 5th injection I was pacing up and down awaiting for the time to go until the nurse arrived. She was so lovely and made me feel relaxed I felt loads better almost immediately so hopefully you will be the same. I had my rheumy appointment yesterday and they were so pleased with the results. I am stopping my hydrox and going on injections for meth instead of tablets. Wishing you all the best and hope it works for you ๐Ÿ‘

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Juliachoo
Juliachoo
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Thatโ€™s very good news! I think I feel a little better this morning but very tired & a dry coated mouth.. hopefully

After a few injections I will be like you xx๐Ÿ’•

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RA57
RA57
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Fingers crossed for you. Are you still taking the methotrexate?

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Juliachoo
Juliachoo
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Yes 20mg injections which will reduce to 15mg ... the only way is up ๐Ÿ˜˜

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RA57
RA57
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Hopefully I will be able to reduce my methotrexate from 20 to 15. Got another review in 3 months so will ask then. onwards and upwards ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜˜

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BonnieT

Wishing you quick and lasting results.

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Campaigner

You have so many people wishing you well and hanging on to your updates.

This is a great forum, so supportive of others.

Lots of love and good wishes xx

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Juliachoo

They are hanging on hoping they too will one day be given biologics, the same as I was.. this forum is a lifesaver, when do you start yours Pauline? Xx

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Campaigner

Hi there,. How are you today?

I am waiting for delivery date and nurse appointment. Very frustrating as I am desperate to begin.

I have been told to ring nurse next Monday if I have not hear from them and she will chase them. I get the impression that delays due to holidays. Once I get a registration number for my case I will haunt them.

My prescription was sent off 2 weeks ago. What was your experience with this company? My vibes are not good. You understand the frustration with the delay grrrrrr!

I shall be hanging on your every word.

Xx

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Juliachoo

After 2 weeks I rang customer services asked if they had prescrition, they had it, then asked when delivery was & it went from there! So 3 weeks altogether! I would ring today, hold for CS & hopefully they will sort it! They have been very good over the bios, two years I did have a run in over my Methotrexate delivery & also over the non receipt of a customs letter for my holidays.. since then no probs! You know I do feel a lot better today pain wise, but still got a lot of fatique.. early days though xx

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