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Has anyone been on Humira and what kind of result did you have? Any side effects? I am on lots of meds which are not decreasing the pain. My doctor wants to put me on Humira and I was wondering if anyone out there has had any success with this drug. I am desperate to NOT be in pain anymore. Help...
In the last couple of months he has been having severe headaches just like a migraine. Could the Embrel and Humira be causing the severe headaches? He just started the Humira last week and three days later his headache was so severe that he threw up. Please help.
There are enough other sites and posts of the same complaint and also in the first 6 months on Humira. It was about my 3rd injection I think when I started having tooth pain in my upper front teeth. Within a couple of days, my bottom front teeth stated hurting. I skipped a week of Humira under Dr advice incase I was fighting a sinus infection. Symptoms got better. Then I started back on my Humira last night and my teeth are killing me again.
I just started Humira (2 shots so far) and have had a worsening of symptoms since the first shot. My hands/feet have become swollen and my joints hurt more than before I started taking the Humira. I also have systemic vasculitis (Churg-Strauss Syndrome) and am on Cytoxan and Prednisone, but I have been taking both for more than a year and know the side-effects from each.
I am trying to figure out if my headache is related either directly or indirectly (infection) to Humira. Is anyone else having headaches and/or CNS problems due to one of the TNF Blockers? If so, I would be interested to know your symptoms. Thanks.
I am trying to figure out if my headache (ear, eye and neck pulsating, pressure and pain) is related either directly or indirectly (infection) to Humira. Is anyone else having headaches and/or CNS problems due to one of the TNF Blockers? If so, I would be interested to know your symptoms. Thanks.
I saw some posts about Enbrel, Humira and migraines. My teen, with jra, is due to start Enbrel in about 2 weeks. Presently, my child is being treated inpatient at a migraine clinic. The director said Enbrel might help her migraines, but from what I am reading it seems more likely to cause them? Input appreciated.
I am trying to figure out if my headache is related either directly or indirectly (infection) to Humira. Is anyone else having headaches and/or CNS problems due to one of the TNF Blockers? If so, I would be interested to know your symptoms. Thanks.
My doctors have termed these 'atypical migraines' and believe they may be triggered by Humira (a medication), TMJ and/or a protrusion of my cervical spine. My head CT was normal, but my Cervical Spine MRI showed what my doctor described as a "mild protrusion to the right between C5 and C6". Can someone explain the significance of this finding? Is this protrusion a likely cause of the pain? Topamax has helped my headaches tremendously, but the side effects are unbearable.
My doctors have termed these 'atypical migraines' and believe they may be triggered by Humira (a medication), TMJ and/or a protrusion of my cervical spine. My head CT was normal, but my Cervical Spine MRI showed what my doctor described as a "mild protrusion to the right between C5 and C6". Can someone explain the significance of this finding? Is this protrusion a likely cause of the pain? Topamax has helped my headaches tremendously, but the side effects are unbearable.
I am trying to figure out if my headache is related either directly or indirectly (infection) to Humira. Is anyone else having headaches and/or CNS problems due to one of the TNF Blockers? If so, I would be interested to know your symptoms. Thanks.
She was relieved that I asked to be off of one of them because, well, for so long I prefered to be drugged up and numb rather than actually feel anything. Three weeks went by and I started feeling really gross. I have nausea, body pain, headaches, fatigue, and I slept for about 3 days straight.
My doctors have termed these 'atypical migraines' and believe they may be triggered by Humira (a medication), TMJ and/or a protrusion of my cervical spine. My head CT was normal, but my Cervical Spine MRI showed what my doctor described as a "mild protrusion to the right between C5 and C6". Can someone explain the significance of this finding? Is this protrusion a likely cause of the pain? Topamax has helped my headaches tremendously, but the side effects are unbearable.
My BD has been maintained by Humira 40Mg weekly and Imuran 200Mg daily for over a year. Prior to that Humira was bi-weekly for about 8 months and Enbrel was used for about 8 months prior to it. All in combination with Imuran 150Mg or 200Mg. During this time I have had uveitis (lasted for about 4 months) followed by gastritis (8 months), followed by strep throat leading to chronic tonsilitis and re-occuring bronchitis flares for 6 months that triggered asthma and now back to uveitis...
I have migraines and headaches and the position of the pillow sets it off. Its either to high and it puts pain in my neck or to low and its uncomfortable. Light and music set them off also. Laying on my back helps but its uncomfortable. I feel that laying on your strong side helps the migraine that's why I lay on my right side.
I feel like I have been experiencing some muscle tension in my arms and legs from the Humira and I wonder whether it is the Humira that is causing my neck and head problems. I went through a thorough neuro exam last week. I had high blood pressure -- which is not normal for me -- although they did not reveal my numbers. There were no significant findings on the physical exam that I know of, but I was sent for a CT Scan. I am awaiting the results of the Scan.
the anti-tumour necrosis factor ones such as Remicade, Humira and Cimzia. An older drug, the immuno-suppressant methotrexate kept me reasonably well for some 9 yrs but recently I had a bad reaction to the injection, day after a Remicade infusion, and my gastro has discontinued the mtx. Not all drugs affect people the same way - with Crohn's it is often a case of trial and error.
The topamax is still working great for me and I am unsure if the weight loss is attributed to the levels of cortisol dropping in my body or the topamax but either way i will take it and I have only had less than a dozen moderate headaches,,,,headaches!!! not even a migraine since I started the stuff. I'd take 3 migraines a week frankly and be happy with that!! I'm hoping after my B12 goes up, maybe I won't need the topamax anymore or maybe even my anti depressant too.
However, when the meds didn't help my RA Doc said these exasperations are not going away. He started me on Humira and still they didn't go away. He said something doesn't seem right. With the meds your swelling and deformations should have changed. He said he needed a brain MRI before continue treatment because of non results with meds. I questioned and said ok. I had a Brain MRI and the report stated I have 1 large lesion that is Demyelinating in nature. After RA doc.
Before I begin, I have Mild Chrons, and have been taking Humira for a little over 2 years. Approx 8 weeks ago, I had bad headaches, and throbbing when bending over. I went to my local walk in, and was diagnosed with Sinus inflammation. I took Biaxin for 2 weeks, and it went away. 10 days later, it came back. A lot of eye strain, forehead tightness / discomfort, and some head tingling.
have Psorasis adn PA and Osteo arthritis.... JUst started taking Humira after a year off of Embrel.....lately the pain is coming more often in the ehad like 20 times a day Any clues??????
At first, the headaches occurred just once or twice a week, but I now have a dull ache and a unilateral pressure feeling all the time. The real bad headaches with significant eye and ear pulsating are also happening more and more frequently. I am not much of a drinker, but the first headache happened just seconds after taking a sip of alcohol while I was on vacation. A couple weeks later I started getting headaches when I turned my head and neck.
I am now on Plaquenil and Methotrexate, and will be starting Humira or Remicade in Feb. if the heat doesn't leave my joints (caused by Sjogrens). Last night I was in so much pain I didn't think I was going to ever fall asleep. I could barely move my arm or squeeze my fingers into a fist. The Humira and Remicade are IV or Injections, and are supposed to be a TNF blocker. We'll see. But...those meds will CAUSE a malar rash on a person's face SOMETIMES.
Before I begin, I have Mild Chrons, and have been taking Humira for a little over 2 years. Approx 8 weeks ago, I had bad headaches, and throbbing when bending over. I went to my local walk in, and was diagnosed with Sinus inflammation. I took Biaxin for 2 weeks, and it went away. 10 days later, it came back. A lot of eye strain, forehead tightness / discomfort, and some head tingling.
I feel tired a lot and I have tenderness under my armpits and around groin that comes and goes. Ive had some red spots on my arms and legs know my neck is starting to feel sore. I do have a cough but its not dry and I do smoke a lot. 3. I do have psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis and gout. 4. Negative antibody test at week 4. Negative Rna Pcr quantative test at week 5. negative antibody at week 5. Negative AG/AB 4th generation at week 7. Negative rapid POC antibody at week 9.
Humira is still weekly injections but Doctor wants to take her off Humira and put her on monthly IV Infusions of Actemra. Before they can start that, they have referred her to an ENT specialist due to ongoing problems, which could be anything from fungus infection of the all sinuses, to lymphoma. Her appt is June 29th. While we wait, my daughter is having nausea, pains, & headaches.
I think everything is over and I clean up. I walk out of the toilet and in about 2 minutes time the stomach cramp and the fainting sensation comes back (I've fainted only once to date from this and was out for about 15-20 minutes). 6. When I get back to the toilet I have a really violent Diarrhoea episode in pure liquid state.
Maybe you should call your doctor tomorrow and let him know what's happening. I know nothing about the Humira. Your pharmacy could tell you about any drug interactions. If I were you, I wouldn't take anything else until I spoke with my doctor and/or pharmacist.
Have only got very mild pustular psoriasis on hands and feet and didnt know what it was for years until the arthritis came along. Humira would be one of the treatments for it anyway and I find diclofenac helpfull for pain and soreness.
I would talk to your GI specialist about the medications again and your alternatives just so if the Remicade doesn't work for you, you are already on your way to trying a different medications. I was breaking out in rashes and getting really bad headaches after my infusions. As you probably know, remicade is made from rat cells, and maybe your body doesn't like that too much. My doctor told me that there's a 30-60-% chance that the remicade will work, but not for a long time.
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