|A very nice person in my local Buy Nothing group gave me this beautiful tiara
IV is started (easy peasy when you have an excellent infusion nurse)
Benadryl is run (caused phlebitis last time so it was diluted before being run w/ saline)
IV machine beeps a few times, for various reasons.
Benadryl makes me dopey so I insert headphones, wrap up in blanket, and relax
Benlysta is started--the main event!!!
Benlysta takes an hour so I fiddle with my iPad, listen to music, and chat with the nurse
Few more interspersed machine beeps
Then it's done: IV is removed, arm is wrapped, and I go home
This week was extra special because the wrap matched my sweater :)
So far my side effects are:
Post-infusion fatigue, though it hasn't kicked in this time (Yay!)
Insomnia. I doze in bed for hours but can't fall asleep before almost crack-of-dawn-o'clock
Nausea and loss of appetite
I'm hoping these fade as my body adjusts to the new med. Especially the insomnia.