Humira and cancer

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686769 tn?1236275731 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...
179355 tn?1207410851 Thanks for the response. How is your son responding to it? What was he taking before? My wife started Humira about two months ago. She was taking asacol for ever it seems but it just wasn't doing anything for her. So far, she really hasn't seen any response to the Humira. Is there a time period when she'll start feeling the effects of the new meds? Thanks. I hope your son is responding well. Take care.
Avatar f tn I am currently taking triminclone, azathrioprine and asacol for the crohns, but my doctor said I should start Humira if I keep having trouble with this stricture. Has anyone taken Humira to cure a stricture. Other than the stricture (that is located at the anastomosis) I am doing good. Hoping to find out from others if might help. I am skeptical. Thanks for your input.
158939 tn?1274918797 i was also on arava when i started the humira and got a terrible rash on my hands and feet. i stopped the arava, took cholestyramine to get it out of my system. rash went away. still taking humira. no more rash, so that's good, but i'm not sure where these twitches are coming from. they started about three weeks ago. i'm so sorry you've been having this reaction. sounds like you've had quite a history. i wish you the best. hang in there.
Avatar n tn , though everything I've read suggests this doesn’t happen? 2) My partner also has psoraisis and psoriatic arthritis, for which he takes HUMIRA shots, and another oral prescription. Are you aware of any effects of these or other psoriasis medications on HPV clearance abilities? Thank you in advance for your help.
Avatar f tn I have had crohnes disease since 13. I am now 28 and have also been diagnosed with ra and osteoporosis. I have ha many weird side effects from crohnes such as arrhythmia nodosun. Currently I am extremely photosensitive. I feel like a vampire on movies getting Byrne every time I step into the sun. Mainly on arms face and neck. My neck gets a reoccurring burn mark that mimics those that would come from a curling iron.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn My father suffers from AS. And has been taking humira and enbral for maybe 18 months. Within the last two months he was diagnosed with glioblastoma (brain cancer) which is inoperable and terminal. After researching my fathers medical history, the doctors say it came from the use of these drugs. Please before you take this consider the side affects.
Avatar f tn 29, 2009 - Rheumatoid arthritis patients who take the biologic drugs Remicade, Humira, and Enbrel do not appear to have an increased risk for developing cancer in the first few years of use, researchers in Sweden report. The study is one of the largest and longest population-based investigations ever into the cancer-causing potential of the drugs, known as tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors.
1087766 tn?1256646589 (I too have Crohn's and have been diagnosed for two and a half years. I am also on Humira and it took a few months for it to work, but it works REALLY well for me now.) Having any surgery on your bowels is a very very difficult surgery. It will take a lot of time for your abdominal muscles to heal and for your intestines to heal. It is my understanding that having surgery is a temporary fix for this situation. My doctor had the same discussion with me when I was first diagnosed.
Avatar n tn I have been taking Humira for severe plaque psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis and have been diagnosed with lung cancer. Should I stop the humira? I am 65 years old, I quit smoking almost 17 years ago, no alcohol. Other than that I am in fairly good condition.
Avatar f tn Many flares and bouts of severe rectal bleeding requiring inpatient care on IV prednisolone and nutrition. Dx breast cancer Jan 2003, 2 cm tumour stage and grade 2, 3/18 lymph nodes affected. WLE and total axillary clearance. FEC x 6 chemo and 45 gys rx. Colonoscopy in Florida 1996 showed pan crohn's colitis with crypt abscesses and ulcers. I am steroid dependent and got steroid induced psychosis when dx with bc. Violent allergic reaction to azathioprine and intolerant to all sulphur drugs.
Avatar f tn She has taken Methotrexate along with Enbrel, Humira, and now Orencia. All of her numbers are going up and her CRP and RF are rising significantly. Her rheumatologist is now suggesting Rituximab. It's scary to think that this drug is designed to wipe out all of her B cells. What can you share with us about side effects, success rates and long term effects of this medicine? Should she wear a mask to prevent illness?
Avatar n tn I have been on methotrexate for some 5 years now, orally initially, but after I got breast cancer in 2003, and had to suspend mtx because I was having FEC chemo. Since then have been on weekly self administered injections. This, coupled with daily codeine phosphate, and recently some antibiotics such as amoxiclav and cipro, have been enough to bring the daily diarrhoea under control. Got my life back again and don't have to wear senior's diaper pads!
Avatar f tn Humira may work for you. Humira suppresses the immune system and is FDA-approved for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. A study involved 13 patients with Crohn's disease. All had been taking Remicade, but were no longer getting any relief from it. In the six-month study, they got an initial 80-milligram injection of Humira, then 40-milligram injections every two weeks. Researchers tracked their symptom relief.
354667 tn?1299141072 Hi my name is steven 22 yr old male i was diagnosed with crohn's about 3 years ago by endoscopy and colonoscopy,i was put on prednisone pentasa and 6mp i got well very soon taking in consideration i droped from 190 to 115 in about 5 months and gained this back in 3 but i started flaring up again and i lost wieght again this was about 9 months ago now i weigh about 150 and since then i havent been all to well i have a small kidney stone on my left side but some times it hurts on my right side i
Avatar f tn It is used to help many things and has a money back guarantee it also has testimonials of people who have taken it my husband has suffered for many years with chron's and we are fixing to order this item. Humira is so scarry and has so many bad side affects we thought we would give this a try. I hope this helps you. God Bless.
1338594 tn?1275906660 I have had some trouble over the years with stiff joints in my hands, mostly in winter, but around four months ago I started getting real pain in my hands and fingers followed by them swelling, this then started in my feet and ankles, legs, knees, arms elbows and shoulders and seems to move from one place to the other on a 2-3 day basis, it sometimes even changes from being severe to the point of not being able to use my hands to just a slight pain and completely moved to, say a knee or a foot
Avatar f tn Nothing is working. This time its really bad and I feel scared. Doc tells me our next step is remicade, humira etc. After researching I dont feel comfortable with trying any of those. It seems that it may help with the crohns but start a whole new diesease to tackle. My husbands co-worker suggested that I should try aloe vera juice. So I picked up some two days ago. Have been drinking 6 ounces daily since. I feel something is happening....stomach feels quiet.
Avatar m tn 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.
89592 tn?1391278022 I had just found out that a biologic can reactivate hep once you had it. I have cirrhosis now and know I can develop liver cancer. The nurse at Cleveland Clinic ordered a viral load test for hep b, surf antigen and hepatic function (had that before) in case I go back to a biologic..which I highly doubt. My rheumy ordered the IMG since one of my tests was inconclusive. the two remarks on my bloodwork results was that "results were obtained with the centaur xp.
Avatar m tn As for LDN, it has been used on cancer patients, MS, Crohn's and many other autoimmune diseases with great success. It is an extremely effective immunomodulator, which works way "upstream" in immune system optimization by causing an endorphin bloom. Endorphins are cell messengers that scientists have discovered direct the immune system - mobilization, proliferation and differentiation of the immune cells.
Avatar n tn 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.
10947 tn?1281407852 I have Ankoylosing Spondylitis and have been on Enbrel for 2 months and so far it is not helping me at all, so next we try Remicade or Humira. The over all message Sandi and I are trying convey is to NOT GIVE UP! Those of us that have been dx can help those of you that are just starting the journey, it can be very scary at times. Please make sure you have a support system, it is very important for your mental state. We are here to help so please join in!
Avatar f tn THAT WAS VERY TERRIBLE INFLAMMATION that I do not have today! And I go just once and stool is normal and most of all I don't have a sensation of swollen colon and rectal area! You can use: Odor controlled garlic 500 mg from swansonvitamins for SULFUR to help control the inflammation........Humira molecule is all sulfur just go to wikipedia and see it! I think some 6 or more of these capsules will help you-just give them time. 1000 mg Vitamin c.
459853 tn?1283144114 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.
394687 tn?1290924440 I also have RA and I'm on my 2nd round of tx. I take Humira, Methotrexate and Celebrex. I was also told that if I have a major flare that they would have to pull me off treatment. Since they won't let me take Prednisone while on tx for the flares, they started me on a maintenance dose of Celebrex at the time I started tx. This was a recommendation made by Shands at the University Florida.
Avatar f tn of small intestine and a quarter piece of my bowel later, I was better and placed on Humira. Feb. 15th of 08, a colonoscopy said I was doing good but by May 13th, I was walking in the doctors office by force of will I was in so much pain. I was admitted with two more abcesses and had to have 2 more drains put in to remove them. My doctor wants me to start back on the Humira but I told him I wanted something else because if the Humira was working then this would not have happened so fast?
Avatar f tn When it first started my DO put me on Nexium and Celebrex and diagnosed me with arthritis.First started out as constant nausea with intermittent diarrhea, and I had formed stools often. Now I am constantly nauseated, making 10-15 trips to the bathroom daily with a lot of pain. Always watery stools, sometimes smells like blood, and sometimes it's just mucous. My stomach is constantly sore and bloated, and I've gained about 50 lbs in the last six months. Even Sprite makes me nauseous.
Avatar m tn I don’t have a medical background and I’m not a nutritionist, I’m just sharing my experience with those who are suffering and can’t seem to find a solution with doctors, meds and miracle cures. Meds and Surgery: One thing I’ve learned is that the meds and the surgeries don’t work. I’ve all the steroids and painkillers, which only cause dependency and don’t actually heal. If anything, they masked the underlying problem by prompting superficial stimulation.