Connect with others who understand.

sign up log in
About myRAteam
Real members of myRAteam have posted questions and answers that support our community guidelines, and should not be taken as medical advice. Looking for the latest medically reviewed content by doctors and experts? Visit our resource section.

Humira And Enbrel?

Humira And Enbrel?

Just curious, did a nurse or your rheumatologist teach you how to inject them?!

A myRAteam Member said:

My doctor & nurse showed me together. My doctor had me practice with an empty autoclick as he watched & then my nurse gave me my first shot right in the exam room.

posted 8 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

A nurse showed me how at my doctors visit. They’re supposed to assist you at least three times before you do it yourself. But I did it after one time. I use the Enbrel Sure Click pen. You have to press on it hard to get the needle to shoot out. I think it’s a safety feature. I’ve been doing it for over a year now and I’m gonna be honest I still get anxious sometimes and sometimes it hurts like when you don’t let the alcohol dry long enough. But it’s worth it. I’m not in pain the same way I used to be and the pain from the needle is only temporary. You got this ! Always wash your hands before and after. Clean the area well and let it dry, don’t blow on it. Also, you can ask them to send you a Sharps container to properly dispose of them and you can return them to your local pharmacy as long as you put it in a bag. Oh and since the medication is refrigerated it is recommended you take it out 30 min prior use because if it’s cold it will sting. I like to leave it out for at least an hour because it really does burn ! Sorry that was a lot of info. But I hope you find a medication that works for you!

edited, originally posted 8 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I have been on both. Enbrel worked best for me. On Orencia now. Best of luck with your pain. Ricky.

posted 8 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Tip...make sure the alcohol on your skin from the pad is totally dry before injecting. Tiny bit of residual alcohol on the skin can get pushed in with the “click” and sting a bit.

edited, originally posted 8 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

The doctor showed me how

posted 8 months ago
Browse more questions and answers
Continue with Facebook
Sign up with your email
Already a Member? Log in