Posted by MKalyn
on July 11, 2000 at 00:07:47:
In Reply to: Embril posted by JenG on July 05, 2000 at 13:16:36:
: How can I find out more about embril and it side effects - both long and short term?
: My grandmother is 76 and has had very severe RA for years and has tried just about everything. She's on methotrexate and says it does nothing and she suffers terribly. They want her try embril shots, but the thought of an IV narcotic taken long term scares me.
: I want to know more -- please help me find information, if you can.
Hi, Just read your E-mail...first things first...is your grandmother in PAIN? If so can she take Prednisone? Darvocet? or other over the counter drugs that will "Brake the Pain Cycle"?
I have had PR for ten years now...forget about the long term side effects of the medication....
if you are in REAL PAIN...Crucifying PAIN...you got to stop the pain first...than you can worry about the side effects of the medication...a day without pain is much better than a week with it.
My advice to you is find a drug that will STOP the PAIN then worry about the side effects down the line...besides no one gets a guarantee on how long you will live...so Stop the Pain and live the best you can until your number comes up.