... about drug first--now 6 mo. of hell--I'm WORSE off than when I first went to dr. It is NOT helping my RA as dr. said. Plus dr. NEVER charged ins. co. for it--mighty suspicious. Pain over entire body and chest pains and lung infection because I'm on methotrexate/prednisone for RA. Dr. refuses to talk to me now about it.
Hi. Sorry to hear of your pain.(I did read that your reaction is listed as a possible side effect for that med.) That's frustrating that your Dr won't acknowledge your obvious reaction to the RX. I had a similar situation to a statin that my PCP recommended. I felt like I had the flu, aching all over after only a few days of starting the RX. Both my Dr & pharmacist recommended Coenzyme Q-10 to off set these symptoms & flush it out of my system. Don't know if it would help but it maybe worth trying. It's a OTC supplement that probably couldn't hurt. I would suggest doing a little online research too.Maybe consider changing Drs too if this is how yours is handling the situation. Good luck & be well! ~Wendy
I received one shot. My understanding is that there is no way to clean it from your system. Everything that I have read seems to indicate that someone with RA should not have this shot. I am not a medical professional but it stands to reason that if the drug can create an immunity imbalance and you already have RA which does something similar then you should not compound the problem. The fact that you were not charged for the drug could indicate that it was a sample? According to my doctor's nurse, these drugs must be kept under certain conditions and administered within a prescribed time frame. Could you consult another doctor about the problem?
Prolia has a half life of 26 days; however, it does linger in our bodies for as long as 11 months. It doesn't look like Amgen studied people after 11 months. Read what Amgen, the makers of Prolia writes. For some strange reason Doctors love Prolia and don't care about the side effects. They apparently believe it to be worth the pain and suffering which in my belief set is WRONG. Not much they can do about Prolia. Just keep going to the hospital and report everything to the FDA if you are in the USA. It is the only way they know what Prolia is doing to us. I too am suffering and will never have another injection. Prolia was invented for osteoporosis, not RA.
- Prolia Information for Consumers
- Prolia Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Prolia (detailed)
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