... Thanks for the encouragement. Doctor decided to try a different RA pill instead of injectable but if it doesn't work I will have to start on Enbrel or Humira. Thanks again.
Sandy (2 replies)
... I've been on Humira for 4 years now. Not one side effect. It has been a life changer for me. I had been on MTX for 18 years prior to that. ... (2 replies)
... injected Humira or Enbrel. I read the side effects and they are scary. Especially it can cause heart failure even if you don't have a bad heart. ... (2 replies)
... Yes, she is and she has over 30 years experience. He is on Folic Acid and takes like 6 or 8 pills of MTX a week and now up to two shots of Enbril. He is far from normal. He still has pain about a 5 and stiffness. He has an appt. in Boston for a second opinion to see if this is as good as it gets the rest of his life or if this doctor is doing something wrong or whatever.... (5 replies)
... He sees a board certified rheumatologist, right? If not, he should do so immediately.
MTX - he should be taking Folic Acid for it. Typically 1-2mg daily, but the Rx type.
I would suspect the MTX may be the culprit. Ask the doctor if he can switch over to the injectable form of the drug.
I have taken MTX for 20+ years and it can often cause nausea. The injectable form... (5 replies)
... I've been taking Humira for almost 6 months. Within a month, I was feeling better. But my WBC has gone down and doc is getting concerned. ... (2 replies)
... Funny thing is my foot never bothered me once until I started Humira for a diagnosis of ankylosing spondylitis. ... (0 replies)
... If it was the Humira I think I will skip the next injection! ... (1 replies)
... I am also interested in seeing responses here as my husband will be having his first appt. with a Rheumatologist soon (likely RA, initial bloodwork showed inflammation) and I have been reading up on Humira. My concern is that my husband is also on Lipitor. Is there hope for pain free existence
(or manageable pain) with limited side effects from these medications? Thank... (2 replies)
... er couldn't take it. My doc gave me some info on Humira, but in the meantime gave me Prednisone to keep the swelling down. I have been wondering whether to start Humira or not and am still not sure. I coach gymnastics, so my hands are essential. ... (2 replies)
... Started Humira in December for RA. Recently saw MD who called with lab results yesterday. CRP higher than last lab draw and white count low. ... (0 replies)
... Was your injection SubQ? I have never been able to administer the MTX either. Hubby had to do them. They did not hurt at all. Hope this one isn't too bad. My pain tolerance is not good and I have a phobia with needles. My sister is also on Orencia. Her RA is progressing to the severe stage. I am desperately trying to stop mine from going any further. Thanks for the input. I... (2 replies)
... I am 37 and have had RA for the past 5 years. I was on Humira for about 3 years but now take Orencia. Humira worked very well for me and I noticed the difference rather quickly. One thing I have to be honest about, though, is the injections were painful. ... (2 replies)
... Has anyone taken the drug Humira for RA? ... (2 replies)
... You could not have sent this at a better time! I was just put on prednisone today to go along with the humira and when I was told it was a steroid I freaked out. The stories I have heard about people on steroids did not sound like pleasant ones. ... (6 replies)
... Luc... as a mom to a mom...
I read what Jenny wrote, she is 100% right. We have to do what we have to do, dear.
When I was 12 (I am 56 now) I was diagnosed with JRA, had medications for many years and now they discover biologics.
Yes, it sounds scary, I get this. But like Jenny said, people die from untreated RA as well.
I moved from Europe to US 22 years ago. In the... (6 replies)
... I am almost seventeen and I have been on Humira for quite awhile now. It has changed my life. ... (6 replies)
... Tried Humira for 5 month, didn't help at all. So now I was Rx Cimzia. Will see what happens. ... (20 replies)
... My allergic response to Humira occurred within 30 seconds with chest tightening followed by trouble breathing. ... (6 replies)
... The treatment is similar to RA...Methotrexate and Humira if the Methotrexate isn't effective. ... (6 replies)