Humira Causing Skin Pigment Problem?

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   Posted 1/23/2008 11:59 AM (GMT -7)   
I've been on Humira for almost 2 months. I've since developed a red, bumpy rash on my back, and I've noticed a patch of skin on my right arm that has lost pigmentation and is almost white. I've read that the medication has caused some non-serious skin cancers, so I'm getting a little worried.
Does anyone else who's on Humira notice anything like this? Also, should I schedule an appointment with a General Practitioner, my GI, or a Dermatologist???? I was thinking about seeing a GP b/c I could get in there sooner, but I don't want to be running in circles with the docs.
Crohn's Diagnosed in 1996.
Currently on Humira - One syringe every other week.
Now in remission.
Have tried Prednisone, Pentasa, Flagyl, Cipro, and Imuran in the Past - they aren't effective now.
Hospitalized only once, but that was enough!

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Date Joined Nov 2007
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   Posted 1/23/2008 12:05 PM (GMT -7)   
im on humira as well. But my face has like this red little bumps sometimes itchy rash on my face. My checks under my eyes, above my eyes.  Like someone took a red marker and put some red dots some places.  Under my jaw line itches bad. Thought it was dry skin but lotion (hyperallergenice and dermotoloigst recommend stuff) and even makeup just irritates the hell out of it.  It comes and goes.  I have no idea what causes it. I m going to dermo. dr. tom because im sick of it.  One dr. said it was an anxiety rash you know stresses of getting diagnosed with crohns but was on lexapro and still rashes were coming on finallay got off lexapro was put on steriod and went away. Just like that well coming off of steriod and it is coming back again.. Think maybe an allergy but no idea to what.  Most dr. dont belive in allergy testing well at least the ones i have seen.
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