When I started Humira 40mg weekly...I got nowhere until about the 4 injection. Eased the joint pain along with my other meds. Then I increased the dose to 80mg each week & that worked even better.
It seems that Enbrel, Humira & Remicade have all helped my GI (Crohns) problems more than my darn joints! Which stinks because the RA joint pain is what's disabling. Aaaargh!
But the Humira did work quicker than Enbrel for me if I recall correctly.
Good luck to you!
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Active Severe Rheumatory Arthritis. Crohns Disease. A.Chiari Malformation & right brain venous anomoly. Partial Complex Seizures (under control!). MVP & Tricuspid Valve Prolapse. Rheumatic heart & lung. Previous Lymes Disease for 10 years.
Meds: Remicade infusions 300mg Q3weeks; Intra-articular knee injections when needed; Mercaptopurine 50mgQD plus 75mg weekly; Mesalamine 4GramsQD; Prednisone 20mgQD mantainance; Entocort 9mgQD; Meclizine; Augmentin; Tigan 300mg; Reglan; LidoDerm Patches; Diazepam 5mg for AS back spasms; Restaril; Dilaudid 4mg tabs for pain.