Humira and fatigue

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Avatar m tn night last 4 mths also Endep 10mg 2 before bed to help restlessness ....still in pain now about to start Humira but I cannot afford to gain weight,, and the forum makes me afraid to met have a few years ago ...any one still on Humira injection every fnight?.
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.
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...
Avatar f tn he thinks that i will get some help from humira and i am to start that this week. i have done searches but only find info on humira induced lupus, nothing about treating lupus with humira. is anyone on here taking humira for lupus? any advise would be greatly appreciated. thanks!!
Avatar n tn Thank you so very much. You have made me sane knowing that my pulsating over the left eye and left side of my face pain approximately two days after the Humira injection. Lat night, my head felt horrible, somehow I was able to sleep after taking a Zyrtec and 3 (500)mg of Tylenol. I have been on Humira for 18 months and it works according to my recent colonoscopy. As one Nurse said, it's as good as long as you can tolerate the side effects. The headaches are getting worse.
Avatar n tn Debilitating fatigue (Remicade but not Humira) Mood swings and constant cranky, withdrawn feeling -- abnormal for me even when sick (Remicade but not Humira) Deep muscle pain and tightnes (Both) Terrible pelvic pain, testicular swelling and urinary issues (Both) Pudendal nerve problems (Both) Decreased testosterone and libido (Both) Pulsating headache along ear, jaw and trigeminal nerve (Humira more than Remicade) Jaw tightness (Remicade more than Humira) High blood pressure and fast heart rate
1974283 tn?1425612724 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.
Avatar m tn Other co-existing possibilities are LupusCeliac, or ulcerative colitis, ankylosing spondylitis, malabsorption syndromes like sprue, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. Do discuss this with your doctor and get yourself examined. Take care!
Avatar m tn 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...
Avatar f tn Now got severe osteoarthritis in both hips, feet and hands and registered disabled. 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.
1120928 tn?1263194416 I have had ankylosing spondylitis for 6+ years. I take methotrexate and Enbrel (alternative to Humira and Remicade). I live a virtually pain free life except for an occasional flare. These 2 drugs gave me back my quality of life and hope. Hang in there. I believe quality of life is important and there are drugs out there to give that to us. Don't be afraid to try the medication. Be aware that you need to be more careful about getting sick.
Avatar f tn I still have the rash (mildly) and the fatigue (feel like I haven't had a good night sleep. Thought it was from the Humira. My GI said he doubt's it is from the humira, but did all the lupus tests all which came back negative, except for the a-SMA. It is weekly positive at 1:40. My liver functions are completely normal and have always been completely normal. I have a history of being on Immuran for about 7 years, which was not ideal in controlling my Crohn's, hense starting Humira.
198419 tn?1360245956 I've been battling some nasty side effects of the arthritis med and I stopped it. The med makes me so sick and tired and I honestly don't think it was helping. I am willing to take a disease modifier and be this sick but not willing to be sick on dilobid, if that makes sense? I still haven't heard back if I have been accepted for the prescription program for Humira, I am assuming it takes awhile.
Avatar m tn I'm 71 weeks in to my second rund of hep treatment (I relapsed first time) and i'm also taking shots of Humira and pills of methotrexate and althought I never have a pain free day, I'm doing pretty well.
Avatar n tn BTW my crohn's WAS in remission until recently and I'm on Humira hoping that it goes back into remission. I highly doubt that ANY doctor would do a bariactric surgery on a patient that has their Crohn's disease that is fairly active. I had a heart attack last year and actually lost about 40 lbs. Yes it is hard but you can do it!!!! Again Good Luck!!!!!!!
Avatar m tn You were giving updated reports on your viral load and alt ast numbers. Its been awhile and just curious as to where you stand now.
329994 tn?1301666848 I do not feel any fatigue (just for the first day or two after increasing dosage) and actually have more energy. Everyone will have a different reaction but it is important to give it a bit of time to see if the side effects go away once you are used to it.
Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar f tn after a rough year of being treated with multiple anti-rheumatic meds with overall poor response, chronic pain, and chronic fatigue, I have FINALLY found some relief on the current mix of meds I'm taking, which are a bit extensive but "doing the trick" in helping to control the pain, stiffness, and swelling - prednisone (currently 5 mg per day but we are tapering to get me off it completely hopefully by mid-Dec), plaquenil, imuran, humira, Celebrex, and elavil (low dose for insomnia &a
459853 tn?1283144114 you can get that rash and the fatigue and joint aches from ANY UV rays, whither it's from the sun, lights in your home or office, and cloudy days, or tanning beds. All UV rays will cause all that pain and other symptoms. The Lupus foundation has a magazine called Lupus Now that has been an immense help to me. More so than the Sjogrens site. I truly think you have Lupus. You may not get a positive diagnosis from the doc, but you really don't need it.
Avatar n tn I became severely depressed about 3 months after starting Remicade. And terrible fatigue too. I have had some mild depression before, but nothing like this. I manage to get to work most of the time, but if I am off I will usually stay in bed all day. I don't bathe very often, can't get motivated to clean, and have stopped doing the fun things I used to do - social life, dance and language classes, photography, working out, etc.
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 n tn I've found some relief with Humira and Nirtriptyline. The Humira controls the inflammation and the Nortriptyline helps with nerve pain, being able to sleep better, and depression. I'm wondering if serotonin and norepinephrine being out of whack is responsible for a lot of pain. It's good to get checked out by a rheumatologist because if you do have rheumatoid arthritis, there are meds that help to slow down the damage.
Avatar m tn All of my blood tests for ESR, c reactive, inflammation were supposedly normal, but I consistently have elevated liver enzymes. I am unable to work b/c of the pain and fatigue and percocet barely takes the edge off of this recent pain whereas NSAIDS have worked with my arthritis pain in the past. I am concerned that this is lymphoma which I have a family Hx of this disease and there are documented cases associated with humira use.
Avatar n tn Currently In the middle of a 5-week bout of gross blood in stool, along with joint pain, ulcers in nose, and extreme fatigue and feeling unwell. Colonoscopy and upper endoscopy were normal so source of bleeding is evasive. This has happened before, had CT scans and barium studies in prior years that really didnt show much. Blood work normal, sed rate normal, crp. Normal, not anemic. Do not have diarrhea, never really have.
Avatar f tn I've had to quit work due to the fatigue, and I sleep constantly to deal with the pain. When I did work I had to take Immodium daily just to be able to work and not be in the bathroom constantly. Then when I did have a stool it felt like my stomach was going to drop out of my rectum. I have no medical insurance, and will have to find a job with insurance just so I can get this checked out.
Avatar f tn I do have psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis but seems to be under control and not experiencing a flareup. I take 2 mg folic acid daily and vitamin D as well as Humira and MTX injections. I also take Nexium, Celebrex, Zyrtec, and Cymbalta. Occasionally take Percocet for pain. Rheumatologist does not see this as a symptom of psoriatic arthritis but incresed folic acid and added vitamin D. Tired of being tired!
Avatar f tn MTX last Fall 2010, so my rheumy had already switched me over to Imuran ( at the max dose) when he decided to add the Humira after we discovered that the prednisone/Imuran combo wasnt doing the trick (swelling was down but I was still having a lot of pain in my fingers, hands, and wrists plus stiffness)...we added the Humira in mid April and after it appeared to be working (about 2 months later), I started tapering down the prednisone from then 20 mg per day already down to 5 mg per day now...
Avatar n tn I was hospitalized for 5 days last August with pneumonia, similiar story as you as well as really bad back pain had persistant cough and fatigue. I suggest pursue a medical answer as I have recently been diagnosed with myocarditis and pericarditis by cardiologist and am on medication.Am feeling a lot better although I know my limits.