Does Humira work out for Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Has anyone been on Humira or are currently taking it?

Jennifer Mckee
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Yep i am

Abigail Marquez
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Yes I am and after nearly after a year I think it's slowly not working

MaryTherese Maldonado
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I am

Jami Godfrey
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Are the results good so far?

Jennifer Mckee
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I was doing so well but lately i've noticed a lot more pain and stiffness

MaryTherese Maldonado 3 years

I was put on it in September but I also take methotrexate and plaquenil as well. I was doing great and then my liver enzymes were high so my doctor lowered my methotrexate. Since then i have had flare ups all over. So I think it was working for me. Not sure what my doctor will do now. I go back in a week

Jami Godfrey
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I'm on methotrexate as well. See how you go

MaryTherese Maldonado 3 years

I have been on methotrexate for a little over a year now. Not getting results dr would like to see so he wants to consider Humira... I'm just nervous about a biologic

Jennifer Mckee
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with biologic your prone to higher infections. When I was just on methotrexate I was in and out of hospital for bad infections. While being on biologic my infections have been worse

MaryTherese Maldonado 3 years

MaryTherese Maldonado uggg I wish I could just wish RA away!

Jennifer Mckee 3 years

I know. I wish

MaryTherese Maldonado 3 years

I have been on biological for 2 years! Don't be afraid! I have never been sick I work in a small kitchen and 2 of are cooks have both had bad respiratory infections I did not get it!! I am in remission and I'd say biological are the best thing I ever did!! Besides being tired after working 40 hours I don't feel like I have ra!! So it's a winner for me no side effects at all!!

Kim Arellano 3 years

I have been on Rituxan, a biologic, for a year and a half. My next round is scheduled for March. I don't have flares anymore, but I have stiffness after sitting for awhile and definitely in the mornings. My hands feel the RA the most. I read about several biologics before discussing my choice of Rituxan with my doctor. I also have asthma and high blood pressure. He agreed that the side effects of Rituxan were fewer for my health issues. I also take leflunomide 20 mg daily. I get blood tests several times a year and the doctor goes over them with me. I print out the results each time and compare them. My inflammation numbers are declining. Do your research and keep a medical notebook of all your tests and appointments. We are our best advocates when we are informed!

Nancy Hutchinson
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How often do you take Rituximab in a year?

Ayesha Grover 3 years

Twice a year, 2 infusions each time, within two weeks of each other. So four infusions total a year.

Nancy Hutchinson 3 years

Yes about 4 months and my bloods went normal within 2 months. Weaning off plaquanil now and just over a month and im feeling stiffness and slight pain. Arggghhh

Abigail Marquez
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It worked well for me in my early 30's. I'm 37 now and doing infusion meds in combination with Arava and prednisone. But it was great for a few years!

Angie Bolden
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I just don't like the thought of injecting myself!! But it looks like that's next for me too coz methotrexate and plaquenil are failing

Jo Hall Staton
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I was so scared and resisted it for 4 years determained to get myself better. Suffered the whole time.. Finally took it and within weeks it dawned on me i feel normal! Sooo good. Hope it lasts Seriously the injection is easier than swallowing the tablets. So quick

Abigail Marquez 3 years

I'm the same, but i go in and see the the GP once a fortnight and she does it for me

MaryTherese Maldonado 3 years

MaryTherese Maldonado yep I'm think I need someone else to do it at the start

Jo Hall Staton 3 years

Abigail Marquez thank you. Anything to feel normal again

Jo Hall Staton 3 years

Good Luck

MaryTherese Maldonado 3 years
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I have been on Humira for about 2 years now. I weaned off prednisone and refused the methotrexate. To support the Humira Ive made lifestyle changes to reduce inflammation. Im never 100% pain free but at least I can function!

Griselle Dupree
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What changes did you make? I have changed my diet and joined a fitness group

Jennifer Mckee 3 years

When I was finally diagnosed I started researching inflammatory foods, sugar being #1, so that was the first to go--then cheese, wheat and red meat. These are things I only consume once in a blue moon. I start the day with green juice, consume more turmeric and when possible, get glutathione infusions and acupuncture.

Griselle Dupree 3 years

I have researched about the foods and have cut a lot out

Jennifer Mckee 3 years

That's great!

Griselle Dupree 3 years

I was last yr and it made me very poorly xx

Caroline Cervantes
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yes. İts pure poison and i would never take it again. U get the same effect with sport and a diet.

Stefan Guevara
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I was on Enbrel for 5 years. It took 8 months for my LLMD rheumatologist to convince me to take it. But she was right. I needed it. I'm so happy I no longer need it.

Susan Marshall
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I've been on Humaria for a year now just recently stopped it is causing pains in my leg which was weird come to rheumatologist on Friday open to be put on something else other than pain meds and steroids

Donna Esparza
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I was on in for a while and it worked pretty well. The burning when injecting the med sucked. I would ice my leg for an hour prior, but it didn't help much. Eventually it stopped working so I was put on infusions.

Nicole Richardson
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