I don't think you should be very very worried. These are warnings, not a death sentence. Embrel is not very safe either. None of the TNR medications are safe. For instance, they all can cause cancer in some patients. I talked to my rheumy about this, because I wanted to know if you could tell if there were warning signals. He said there were in most cases,Your blood work changes, you have clinical symptoms, also. All these medications have risks. So do NSAID have sudden death warnings. You can have spontaneous internal bleeding and then bleed to death internally without warning. All these medications are all dangerous. The point I'm trying to make is that we are all taking risks when we take RAD medications. The alternative is for the RAD to create such havoc on our systems that we eventually die from it. It's worth it to me to take a med that's risky, That's me. The risks are less than the risks of the meds. So we have to choose. Which is it? Death by Rheumatoid Arthritis or the possible risk of death from the meds. I choose the meds. I hope this helps you with a decision. I don't think it lessens your fears, though. Lol. Believe me, I don't like the risks of the meds, either. I have blood work done monthly and see my doc monthly to review my blood work and my physical status, I read up on everything that I can and I'm vigilant about my symptoms. If I feel anything new or unusual, I see my doc.
I hope I helped just a little
Edited by: MIAMIRN at: 7/31/2013 (13:22)
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