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   Posted 3/2/2017 2:52 PM (GMT -7)   
I was wondering if you stop humira due to the loss of efficacy, can u ever go back to it, and will it work?

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   Posted 3/2/2017 5:57 PM (GMT -7)   
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As to your Question of Course you Must First Consult with your Doctor as Every Person is Different But I have found You Certainly Can Stop a drug then Re-Try at a latter time and it can actually work Better the next time you try it,
Also You might be able to stay on Humira and just add another drug with it to increase its benefit
I did this with Arava I tried it & it worked but I had Liver problems so stopped then about 4 years later I tried it again and added Methotrexate and it was Fine So just talk with your Doctor about switching to something else for a while then leaving your options open to re-try Humira after a short break.
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   Posted 3/2/2017 11:56 PM (GMT -7)   
I asked my Rheumy the same question, and he said there are so many newer tx, that we should exhaust those before retrying one that stopped working. But like you, I long for the days when humira was keeping me totally pain free shakehead

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   Posted 3/22/2017 7:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Does anyone fear side effects of meds for RA as much as me? Liver, kidneys, lungs. It seems the side effects can cause more damage. I have had hair loss, blood clots in my lungs. I am too scared to try anything else. I am in pain everyday but I am trying to deal with it. Thanks for your input. Boo1982
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