... Hi has anyone responded? Im looking into implants but my blood counts are too low. I have arthritis and lupus. The meds are such a issue. (1 replies)
... I'm writing on behalf of my wife, age 64, 30 years suffered with RA. Her old doc retired. He had given her the gamut of drugs, Arava, Humira, Enbril, Remicade, Cytoxan(!!) plus the usual frontline treaments. All to no avail. She is complicated by also having Behcet's Disease.
Her new Dr. wants to get her off her pain meds, including Fentanyl and large Hydrocodone doses as... (0 replies)
... I've been reading very helpful articles on this site, many of them talk about similar issues to the ones I face, so I've posted an article yet, until today. This post is going to be long because I've got two major problems -- changed medications and dental implant surgery. Twelve years ago I was diagnosed with RA and have been on various meds, starting with Celebrex, then... (1 replies)
... 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.
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... 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)
... 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)