Simponi Injections

As we first discovered my Rheumatoid Arthritis (I say “we” because I have an amazing team of doctors) biologics were one of many treatment methods. I’m pretty sure that because of my age and their ability to arrest the disease the biologics were my physicians preference.

I resisted and we tried Methotrexeate first, but it didn’t work well for me. One of the reasons I wanted to try the Methotrexate was because I was terrified of needles. One of my readers was kind enough to give me her phone number and we spent about an hour on the phone while she told me all about her experiences with injectables similar to Simponi (like Humira and Enbrel) and she gave me the confidence I needed to move forward.

Another online friend was good for several long phone calls and warned me about how someone she loved had been misdiagnosed with RA, and died as a result of undiagnosed cancer. This too was an incredibly valuable conversation to have.

So in the spirit of sharing information I made a quick video of my fifth Simponi injection. I feel pretty good and I’d hate for anyone else to not find their cure because they’re afraid of the needle. It’s not graphic, and it’s not scary.

Thanks to all of you who are so incredibly supportive.

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  • I’m not terrified of needles, but I was terrified of giving myself medicine through my veins because I’m neurotic, and well, it seemed reasonable that if I had a med reaction, it would be far more intense if I was giving myself meds through my vein (I had Lyme and was doing months of IV antibiotics). I’m glad you are feeling better and were able to overcome the fear.

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