it's been a while since I have been online. I have a question for Humira users. I have been on Humira(40mg. injection)every other week. I am suppossed to increase to once a week but I have been stuck in a cycle of non stop infections for three weeks now. Bronchitis, thrush(never goes away despite oral anti biotic), vaginal yeast infection, eye infection, tooth infrection, folliculitis etc. I have been on Humira since August. I just found out that a good friend was diagnosed with Herpes simplex or possibly shingles. I spent a good portion of my day with her on Saturday. Should I call my doctor. I know that I am heading down the road to a hospital stay. The last time that I was like this I acyually had pneumonia but the Doctors blamed Remicade for that. I am just feeling so discouraged. It has been 4 years since I have worked. I am only 46. I am for the most part housebound. I know that I can get into a place where I just don't want to deal with anymore medical stuff. I have epilepsy as well and have been seizure free for sometime until Sundaty when I has 2 grand mal seizures. I think I have a urinary tract infection or stones(painful). I just feel like my body is breaking down and I can't keep up with anymore. Please tell me things will get better...
Formal diagnosis 3/2006,IBS 1992, Inflammatory Arthritis, Seizure Disorder, 1979
Severe Carpal Tunnel both hands, SVT arrythmia, 2004cardiac Ablation
Cushings Syndrome(thanks Prednisone), Asthma,
C/5 & 6 disc herniation - Fusion/bone graft, plate with screws,
Chronic lung & fungal infections, Multitude of Meds. Most recent remicade.