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Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 7
   Posted 9/27/2009 7:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Please give me your opinion about humira.

I have had it since march 12nth, 1 shot every 2 weeks. I felt a good effect but had a crises last week. Pl tell me if worked for you.

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Date Joined Sep 2008
Total Posts : 1670
   Posted 9/27/2009 5:21 PM (GMT -7)   
I probably had 4 months where it worked brilliantly, but then I caught pneumonia and had to go off all my meds it took maybe 10 weeks or longer to get my RA back under control and its never been as good since on humira. I keep waiting for that remission to happen!
These days I have pain in my knees, hips, wrists the worst but can get it in my feet and hands too but the swelling is negligible compared to what it was, so I can only hope that even though it hurts its not causing permanent damage. But having said all that I'm happy on it, no side effects, easy to inject, I can work, I can run around after my 3 kids. Its given me my life back. I think you could always try an alternative and come back to humira if you don't like them. My rheumy has mentioned that option to me.
Best of luck with your decision, golitho

New Member

Date Joined Oct 2009
Total Posts : 1
   Posted 10/3/2009 6:31 PM (GMT -7)   
I have been on Humira since this July and it has been extremely effective. I have been diagnosed with RA that affect my hands, wrist, and shoulders. This disease is such a surprise to me through this past year. I never would have thought in my 20's I would be diagnosed with RA. Especially when I've always tried to live a healthy and active lifestyle. I'm just puzzled how I suddenly began having symptoms that soon lead to a full blown Rheumatoid Arthritis. Nonetheless I'm happy that I have this painful disease under control!!
Humira consist of personally injecting a shot every 2 weeks. I've taken syringe and the pen, pretty easy procedure. The only concern I recently encountered was my skin's reaction post injection. After couple hours from injection the area becomes red and irritated, and I can feel a raised bump. I understand everyone may have different reactions but I hadn't had this reaction the first month using the injections. The irritation burns and itches, this last for a few days or so. I ice it as much as I can until it goes away.
Does anyone have similar reactions??
What does this irritation mean??

peggy baggins
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Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 153
   Posted 10/4/2009 12:53 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi there,

I've just come off Humira after a year.  Humira has worked well for me but not in all areas of my AS therefore I start Remicade this Thursday (which is through IV in hospital). What I wanted to say was that I too started having raised lumps, redness at the injection site only a few months ago, which I had never had before?? Not sure why myself but as I don't take it anymore I havent thought about it, sorry.  I think it's all to do with your body, so different for everyone.

I didn't use the pen as you have no control over when it's going to inject, I like to have no surprises. lol.  I didn't realise how effective Humira was really until recently as I haven't injected for 5 weeks!! My body feels like it's gone backwards, aches and pains again in places I haven't for some time, plus pain in other joints that I didn't have before? Really looking forward to the Remicade treatment as my specialist believes this will help all areas. Fingers crossed.

Thinking of you.

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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 233
   Posted 10/12/2009 5:09 AM (GMT -7)   

I've been on Humira for a little over a year and it worked really well till about 3 months ago.   My rheumy increased my dosage to every week instead of every two weeks and that's helped a lot.   However, I find that I'm bruising a lot more and wonder if I'm going to have a problem.   Have an apt. in December and will discuss it with her and probably have bloodwork done.

She did tell me that there are some new medicines similar to the Humira that are now available and that if the Humira stops working for me we'll try one of those.   I hate trying anything new cause I'm always afraid of reactions but it's been wonderful having the relief that Humira has provided.   So we'll see what happens.

Anyway - that's where I'm at.


Alicat smilewinkgrin

psoriatic arthritis, peripheal artery disease

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