Was very excited - but when I opened the first box I started to feel sick with nerves! I have had to come off of Enbrel as it has stopped working for me (was wonderful for 2.5 years), Enbrel is easy as the injector pen does it all for you. Seeing actual injections is freaking me out, still waiting for the nurse to 'phone and make an appointment for my first actual injection. Like many people, I have a needle phobia but when faced with acute onset sero-negative inflammatory arthritis nearly 3 years ago I had to 'get over it', feinting every time a needle came near me was not on! Especially when the consultant approached me with the steroid injections for my knees - and then said I was on bed rest for 24 hours
It is so disappointing when a successful drug stops working, I had 'forgotten' how ill my body is and now it has hit me again. It would be interesting to hear how other members have handled self-injection. I feel that I will disappear into a floaty, imaginary world whilst injecting - it helps having practised meditation for several years (to cope with suicidal depression). So bring on fairy land - just don't tell the men in white coats!