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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...
I usually get a flare-up a month or two after I quit smoking. Quitting cigarettes is easy for me, but it always triggers the colitis and I end up going back. It really used to infuriate me because I looked as if I had lost my resolve, when going back to nasty cigarettes has always been a conscious, pre-meditated decision. Proper diet has eliminated (pardon the pun) the constipation that leads to a flare-up that can last months on end.
The good news it it's going to cost us much less than we anticipated. Mail order is $260 for 3 months of tx.
You could post on the part where Dr.Pho answers, but it does cost - some $15 I think. He only takes 2-3 queries per day, so you may have to try a number of times to post. As far as meds go, I think I have had them all, excluding Remicade, which my gastro will not prescribe as my Crohn's is not fistulising and this is one of the parameters our National Health Service in England requires to be present. I have been on methotrexate for about 7 yrs now.
So I did and the pharmacist said the Enbrel was $1350 per month and the Remicade $2700. Then I said -- well how much for those pain pills he prescribed and she said $21.00. I replied: " I'LL TAKE THE PAIN PILLS PLEASE " Later, after being encouraged by an aquaintance that suffers from Ankylosing Spondylistis ( and has a narcotic pump implanted in his abdomen) I contacted the drug company that makes Enbrel to see about assistance and they provided some to get me started.
Now, I am back on methadone, 80mg and it is working great. I get 240 10mg tablets per month, (8 a day) and I take them 2 every 6 hrs. It costs about 30$ for the tablets, and 64$ to see the dr. MS contin, oxycontin, and duragesic on the other hand, are (for equal dose) about 600-1000$. I saw a pain specialist who was doing an epidural inj, and he said that methadone was exceptional at providing pain relief for spinal nerves.
I have taken infusions of Remicade which didn't work for me but have worked very well for many other people. This year I started injections of Humira, and within a month I feel like I have my life back. It's glorious. Regarding work, it can be a struggle during flare-up which is why the meds are so important--especially if you got your dream job and need to be on your feet. Take up a relaxing, perhaps mildly active hobby too--yoga, deep breathing, biking.
Lets say a patient went thru treatment (1b) pegasys/copegus 180/1200 for 48 weeks, starting VL was 10 mil, middle aged male, slight liver damage, still detectable at 600 week 12, clear week 16 (less than 50), relapsed, waited 3 months and started treatment over, VL 500,000, double dose pegasys 4 weeks, 1400 copegus, no VL detected at week 4 using heptimax, did shot every five days from week 4 thru week 12, did 1600 copegus for month and half, waited full seven days at week 12 and got negative h
the other three were soft, but brown stools also with access mucus. I am taking an off the shelf pro-biotic and eating one activia yogurt per day, as of Sunday 8-21. I notice today I am burping more than normal. I always feel like I have to go to the bathroom, but if anything comes out at all most times, it is drips of mucus.
Kapalbhati -(Do it before eating) Push air forcefully out through the nose about once per second. Stomach will itself go in(contract in). The breathing in(through the nose) will happen automatically. Establish a rhythm and do for upto 30 minutes twice a day.(Max 60 min/day) Not for pregnant women. Seriously ill people do it gently.
Four of these drugs, etanercept (Enbrel2), golimumab (Simponi), infliximab (Remicade), and adalimumab (Humira), reduce inflammation by blocking tumor necrosis factor (TNF), a cytokine or immune system protein that triggers inflammation during normal immune responses. Anakinra (Kineret), works by blocking a cytokine called interleukin-1 (IL-1) that is seen in excess in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Rituximab (Rituxan) stops the activation of a type of white blood cell called B cells.
I lifted my grandaughter about 2 months ago and hurt on the left side. It finally went away a month later but I am now in severe pain on the right side. It hurts in the upper center of my right buttock and the low back. It feels like it is on top of my hip bone. It also radiates to my hip causing throbbing pain. Most days the pain is tolerable but when I over-do-it, man is it a pain. I had X-Rays done that didn't show anything other than a little Arthritis in my spine.
No side effects, and costs only $30 per month without health insurance - the only possible downside is that it may not cure your incurable disease. People are using it for cancer, Crohn's, MS, fibromyalgia, autism, and all other autoimmune diseases. For hep c LDN will not eradicate the virus, but it will reduce the viral load levels and inflammation drastically and keep them there. Meanwhile, many naturopaths do the IV lipoic acid treatments - they do not have to be MDs to do so.
It has been happening for at least 2 years, at least once a month. My blood pressure is 90/60. It usually happens on the palm side of various fingers, but in April, I had one rupture on my knuckle. I'm very interested in any comments.
Its been like this for a little more than a month. A few years back, it was like this for nearly 2 years but went away for about 5 months the later part of 2007. Both reactions were right after I had sexual relations with a partner. The coincidence led me to believe std related but negative tests say otherwise. I myself feel lost and not sure what to do because from what ive been reading, it seems like the creams/moisturizers and medications do not really help so much.
It didnt' get this bad until late summer last year because, I believe, we didn't get much rain. I am on Humira for rheumatoid arthritis and thought it might be a rare side effect of the medication to become hypersensitive to bites. Others in my household aren't affected by the bites. I'm taking a trip to New Mexico next month where the climate is much drier, desert country. I plan to test whether environment is the key.
With me these episodes started with pain in my stomach and was quickly followed by a light-headedness/sinking/passing out feeling and most worryingly a pain in my chest/back and a racing heart , which eventually lead to me passing out and hitting the floor. 18 months ago this only happened maybe 2 times per month, but in the past 2 weeks this has happened on a daily basis. Now to the good part of the story that will hopefully make this worth reading for people :) and may seem unbelievable !!!
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