I'm off all biologics now. My last Humira injection was the beginning of December. I was on biologics for over 3 years. Once I got over the severe reaction to that last injection, I started to feel better than I had in over a YEAR!
Unfortunately, that lasted only for 2 months. Right now I am in severe pain and really limited in my mobility because of enthesitis in all the knee tendons. My elbows are beginning to ache and the left biceps tendon is definitely inflamed. I am only on Imuran. The Imuran seems to be keeping my gut in remission but obviously is not working on the joints.
Personally, if I were in your situation, I would do the Humira when given the go ahead. As Ducky said, perhaps it is just the severity of this year's cold and flu season. Everyone around here has had horrid colds that take 2-3 [sometimes 4] weeks to clear. One of my daughters ended up with sinusitis and bronchitis from her flu - and she had a flu shot! Anyway, if you pick up another bug soon when on the Humira then you'll know for sure.
Then again, I know what you mean about
experimenting with these different potent meds and getting sick from them. Been there and done that a couple times and it stinks! Hopefully your rheumy will be able to help you make a difficult decision.
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