I am new to this site and have been battling CD since 2005 - it took a long time to get the diagnosis and I have been on and off of almost all the conventional therapies since then but have never found remission or anything even remotely similar. Each time I come down below 20mg of Pred, I seem to completely crash and flare even worse. My GI decided to put me on Humira and I started that a week ago today. As is typical with the Crohn's starter pack - I took 4 shots last week and am scheduled to take 2 more shots next week.
At first, the only side effect I really had from the shots was fatigue, I was really tired the evening after I took it and the following day. Then I started feeling like I was fighting something and just had a general feeling of not feeling well. I also started sweating a lot and going in and out of cold sweats. That has gotten a lot worse over the course of the week and now I am clammy, have chills and sweats a lot of the time. I go through periods where I feel OK and others where I feel bad.
I am very hopeful this Humira will bring me into remission and make me feel a whole lot better but I have not seen chills, cold sweats, etc......listed as typical side effects and I am a little concerned about it. Has anyone on here felt like this shortly after starting Humira and if so, how long did it last and what did you do about it?
Thanks so much in advance for your help, I appreciate it!