so, so sorry. hmmmmmmm? looking for reassuring experience...hmmmm....
well, with both Enbrel and Humira i do remember it being like 4 or 5 months into therapy that i had even a little improvement. not sure how many months you're into Humira.
did you do a loading dose of 160mg first or start w/ every 2 weeks @40mg?
lemme' see...rheummy had me every other week for about 4 months along with Imuran...but NOTHING got better (some Crohns symptoms got a tad better but Crohns isn't really what's disabling for me, it's the RA & joints).
then he had me do it every week (did that for like 4 months)...an then i was injecting every 4 days Humira plus we upped the Imuran too. i believe that summer i did OK. but the RA just continued to progress leading to Remicade.
i'm not a good example to measure how well these TNF & dmards work...10 years no treatment for RA did quite the number.
but i must say that it was the 4 and 5 month time period for Humira that i noticed "improvement".
hey best wishes with baby-makin'! (ya know...it's shown that a remarkable number of women hit remission during pregnancy & a while thereafter!)
i know it's hard...hard isn't even a good word to describe it; i do know what you're feeling, been disapointed with failure of these meds twice going on 3 times now...give it your all in hanging in there.
take are Keah
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Active Severe Rheumatory Arthritis. AS. Crohns Disease. A.Chiari Malformation & right brain venous anomoly. Partial Complex Seizures (under control!). MVP & Tricuspid Valve Prolapse. Rheumatic heart & lung. Kidney Stones (oh joy). Previous Lymes Disease for 10 years.
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