Last Humira Shot?

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wearyRAsufferer
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   Posted 5/2/2010 6:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey all- well I took my 6th shot today. I haven't really achieved the result I was looking for so if this shot doesn't kick in it's my last.
My hands although not all better are a lot better than they were prior but other than that the fatigue, traveling pains, sore ankles and feet, etc...they are all still here. I hate to complain. I mean I go to work every day and I do just about everything I want pushing through this pain. If I can push through it- how bad can it be I ask myself? Well it had to be bad enough to try these shots because I am a needle phobe. I really hate injecting even though it's just a pen. Today I got myself to do it by telling myself it's probably the last one- lets get it over with.
I sure hope the hand pain doesn't come back when I'm off of this...It has been nice not to have throwing back the covers having my first reminder that yes- the RA is still here.
I don't know- I don't think that warrants the risks involved with this drug.

SydneyJo
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   Posted 5/3/2010 10:09 PM (GMT -7)   

I agree weary, if it didnt work for me I would stop taking it too. I hope this shot does something good for you :-)

Jo


Crohn's Disease, Ankylosing Spondylitis
Current meds: Methotrexate, Humira
Bowel Resection Sept. 07
 
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Alicat
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   Posted 5/5/2010 4:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Dear Weary,
 
I've been on the Humira for almost two years.    It took three or four months for it to really kick in but has helped me a lot.   I did have to increase to a shot every week, rather than every two weeks and don't know how long it will continue to help.   I won't say I'm pain free all the time but most days I actually forget that I have arthritis in my legs.   Before I started the Humira I could hardly walk.   I have a lot of trouble in my hands too and now in my spine but so far I'm functioning pretty well.    
 
Good luck,
 
Alicat
psoriatic arthritis, peripheal artery disease


wearyRAsufferer
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   Posted 5/5/2010 7:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Gee Ali- I wonder if my RD is being hasty in telling me if I don't feel significantly better after 6 shots then it's not for me?

Alicat
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   Posted 5/6/2010 2:57 AM (GMT -7)   
do you take the shots every other week?   Have you been on them for 3 months already?    With me it was a gradual improvement.
  A while ago, I had to skip a couple of shots because I had a fever  and when I was off the Humira I realized how much better I felt when I was taking it.     If you've been on it for three months and haven't noticed any improvement maybe it would be best to try something else.    Guess we have to rely on our doctors advice.   There are some new TNF meds out there now too so maybe your rheumy will want you to switch to one of them.     We're all different so what works for me might not work for you.   I have a feeling there will come a point when the Humira doesn't work for me anymore and I'll probably have to experiment with something new.
I hate being a guinea pig with these new drugs as they all have such serious side effects and we never know if our bodies will acept them or not.    With me it's a quality of life issue.   I decided the risks were worth a chance to live a more normal and less painful life.
I hope you find some relief soon.
 
Alicat :-)
psoriatic arthritis, peripheal artery disease

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