Humira & eye inflammation

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keepingthefaith
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   Posted 10/1/2007 6:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Initially the eye doc said my eye inflammation was caused by my contacts, that was in May.  Now the Optomerist dx me today with right eye inflammation as a 2ndly infection of CD.  I started humira in June, could this be a side affect of the med, my blood tests last week showed a sed rate of 8.  God Bless
Dx with CD 1987, 3 resections, 3 abcess sx, OA back & hips, bulging disk, Major depression/anxiety, kidney stones & sx to remove, now 44 yrs old.  Still trying to figure this disease out & of course all the little extra complications that come with this rollarcoaster of a life with CD. 
 
Meds:  Hurmira every other week 40 mg, Imuran .75 daily, cymbalta 60 mg daily, Lortab 7.5/500 x 4x, fish oil, fovia,vit e,folic acid,Vit B12,inject monthly,
 
         
 
 


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   Posted 10/1/2007 9:42 PM (GMT -7)   
There are several eye problems that can occur in people with CD. Uveitis/iritis, episcleritis, and scleromalacia are just some of the eye problems that effect CDers. Suseptibility to infection increases when one uses any of the anti-TNF drugs such as Humira. I would make sure that the diagnosis that the optometrist just made you is backed up by a second opinion from a ophthamologist. The treatment for an infection defers greatly from the treatment for other eye conditions prevalent in CD.

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keepingthefaith
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Date Joined Aug 2006
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   Posted 10/2/2007 3:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Ides, thanks for the reply.  Today I had another appt for the 3rd consult.  I also have very dry eyes which they gave me an oinment for.  Very hard to see now.  Can you explain how CD affects our eyes, I don't understand.  Thanks.

Dx with CD 1987, 3 resections, 3 abcess sx, OA back & hips, bulging disk, Major depression/anxiety, kidney stones & sx to remove, now 44 yrs old.  Still trying to figure this disease out & of course all the little extra complications that come with this rollarcoaster of a life with CD. 
 
Meds:  Hurmira every other week 40 mg, Imuran .75 daily, cymbalta 60 mg daily, Lortab 7.5/500 x 4x, fish oil, fovia,vit e,folic acid,Vit B12,inject monthly,
 
         
 
 

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