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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 had my humira injection yesterday but the nurse took out the needle before all the drug was dispensed, Should I wait for my next injection in two weeks.
Or does the normal AP contra-indicate bilary disease? I'm currently on Humira but the elevated liver enzymes started before the humira, and I understand that humira, unlike other crohn's treatments, is not known to cause liver damage. (I may be mistaken.) Thanks! I like to be "in the know," particulary before I get a large needle stuck into my chest.
now need to decide on a medication and have been giving the chose between the infusion and giving myself shots. My doctors seems to be leaning toward Humira shots. The idea of giving myself shots for the rest of my life is very overwhelming. My mother gives herself shots, and wants the infusion, but cannot because she would have to change medicines and her Embrel is working so the Dr. wont switch her. Does anybody have any insight to which is better.
I have been on enbrel and humira so far. I'm very needle phobic so we havent gone through IV yet....lol...I'm even worse about IV's...when the numbness started, the doctors pulled me off a lot of my meds, mostly the ones for psoriatic arthritis.
I never tried the injections but the Doc skipped them because there was no visible reduction in the swelling of my hands with the oral application. I Have taken Humira, Enebril, and Orencia. Humira made all the hair on my legs fall out and didn't help. Enebril just didn't help. The Orencia has worked wonderfully so far but I still have some pretty incredible flair ups. The injector that comes with Orencia is the bomb. Hair thin needle. You barely feel it. Easy to use injector too.
The Humira needle is much longer than my PegIntron was. Mouse genotype 1a, Stage 3, Grade 3 Finished tx 4/13/07 Hoping for SVR in Sept.
I will try tokeep this short and also provide the info you may need. In 1978 I contacted hep B from a needle stck. I developed arthralgia and myalgias as a prodrone. When jaundice appeared the arthralgis went away for a short time and then came back. They continued for about 6 yrs. and then just diasppeared. In March of 2007 I recieved the D-tap vaccine and 3 weeks later developed similar but more severe joint pain in hands and feet assoc with fatique, malaise and muscle fatique.
I have no idea :-) Hi Msajones, I think the real questions are 1) Did he successfully extract your spinal fluid? 2) How do you feel today?
I am now on a Medication called Humira for my psoriasis. I was recently told by my Dermatologist that some sort of fungus showed up in my Chest X-ray which she is concerned about. For some reason she didn't know that I had already started the Humira (she had to have signed for it). Anyways to get to the point she said that with this Fungi that showed in my X-ray, it could errupt. She doesn't know what it is so she is now sending me to an Upper Respirtory Dr.
Talk to her rheumatologist about an injectible like enbrel or humira. I've been on both and they don't make you nearly as tired and they're also used to treat the skin condition very successfully. I haven't had placque in years. There's no reason for your child to suffer like this. If your rheumatologist is unable to secure insurance authorization then take her to a dermatologist. For some reason they have an easier time getting it through.
no special precautions are needed, just careful disposal of the needle, the syringe part can be thrown away. A can with a lid taped on will do the trick. I then pay a small fee to have my doctor dispose of the needles once the can is full. Others that I know that aren't able to self-inject, go to thier primary care doctor (general practioner) once a week for the injections (they take the mtx with them).
is going to show me how to inject and all the other stuff I need to know on the 7th.My husband is on Humira for the past 3 yrs.so shots, no problem????? The box the Redipen came in reads, PegInterferon alfa-2b PegIntron Redipen 80 mcg/ 0.5mL Does this dosage and medications sound correct ? Should I ask about pre-dosing Riba ?
I was terrified at first and my lovely husband helped me sort out the needle etc. It is so easy now that I just don't even think about doing it. After all, I figured diabetics have to inject themselves twice a day, so why couldn't I do it once a week? I know I will be on methotrexate for life, but I am now 63 yrs old, so not a problem. I am not going to live forever.
is going to show me how to inject and all the other stuff I need to know.My husband is on on Humira for the past 3 yrs. so shots no problem.????? My question.Does this dosage and medication sound correct ? Thanks again, Tammy Also, should I ask about pre-dosing riba ?
No matter how long I've been injecting myself, I hate it. So I take an ice cube and numb the skin before inserting the needle. I think it helps. Also, let the injection sit out for a little to let it come to room temperature. The medication does burn, and that helps. I also push the plunger really slow because it does burn. Although sometimes it doesn't burn at all.
now they want her to try Remicade (which is an IV infusion but you only go 1 x every 8 weeks for approx. 2 hrs) or Humira (needle injections every 4 weeks) or Cimzia (which is under clincial trials for pediatrics in Ontario Canada) the idea is that a Crohn's Patient - can't digest food like "normal people" loss of appetite or pain when eating - In people with Crohn's disease the idea is...the immune system produces too much of a protein called TNF-alpha (tumor necrosis factor-alpha).
I had a very thorough neurological test about three weeks ago which included the electric shock nerve tests and needle tests. I also had an ultrasound on the same day. Nothing showed anything wrong. Both legs were tested with the neurological tests. They were both just fine. Two days later I had a small attack and last night the major attack. I know this doesn't help you any, except to let you know you are not alone. What your husband posted about you describes me perfectly.
I currently take celebrex along with self injecting Humira on a weekly basis. I have a very tough case. There is a big different in my joint pain for the better the day after taking my Humira. I can go up stairs with limited pain which is not the case other wise. In addition to the spondylitis I also have the piriformis syndrome. I have to do a lot of stretching to loosen up my extremely tight butt muscles.
sulindac, injectable humira and methotrexate. With the sulindac, espectially, the twitching diminishes to low intensity, and spasms become occasional. But then I have flare ups, like now, with viciously jumping calf muscles and spasms in the legs and feet, so today I'm also starting a Medrol Dose Pak. I also got relief if I took a big dose of flexeril right before bed, but that left me feeling like a zombie the following day.
I have also had the same issues since I was young, except they were on my hands. None of my GPs have given me any answers and only advised me to use OTC hydrocortisone creams. Last Dec they spread though and got worse! By Feb I had them on my scalp, feet and legs. They all start out just clear filled but quickly fill with puss, itch like crazy, sting when popped, and cause a lot of peeling around the site. They are very deep, and are everywhere on my feet and hands, legs and scalp now.
And I dare say that there is no risk to get the HCV back unless he get so pissed that he dont know what his doing and end up with a needle in his arm, and that he maybe not even remember afterwords.
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.
Lipoic Acid - 2 mL (at 200 mg/mL) in 100 mL of saline in IV bag Phosphatidylcholine - 5 mL (at 100 mg/mL), inject needle, draw back 3 mL of blood, mix in syringe and infuse over several minutes. Glutathione - 2 mL (at 200 mg/mL), straight out of syringe LAENNEC Human Placenta Extract - 2 vials of 2mL in 100 mg of saline IV bag.
Hi gang! I had my transfer one week ago today. My Dr has be going in on Tuesday 4/8 to do my test. I have been feeling menstral cramps fr the past few days and it has worried me a bit. It i sgood to hear that others have had the same feelings! I don't think the progesterone shots are that bad - Because I ice my rear down for a few minutes before my hubby injects me. I do not feel a thing when he does it when using the ice! I highly recommend it.
I thought the itching may have been a symptom of this. They put me on Humira injections and the other symptoms went away but I still cannot tan without horrible itching. I have tried Benadryl, Atarax, Xyzal, Zyrtec and nothing helped. I have no physical signs like hives or rash. I have seen an allergist and have no allergies and my thyroid and blood tests were all fine.
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