humira and headaches

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   Posted 5/1/2008 10:05 AM (GMT -7)   
does humira cause headaches?  i have had a migraine for the past 4 days.  it goes away for a while, but then comes back. i normally only get them when something has been different.  i started humira almost 2 weeks ago.
Diagnosed in 1999, hospitalized once.  Not responsive to meds.  Currently on 12 Asacol, , 8 ampules of Gastrocrom, 6 grams Colestid, flagyl, remicade for my UC.  Also have migraines and take B-4, B-2, for the prevention of them.
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   Posted 5/1/2008 11:17 AM (GMT -7)   

I always get headaches from Humira.  I've been on it 4 months.  I just take Excedrin Migraine for them (my doc said it was okay to do)
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   Posted 5/1/2008 12:41 PM (GMT -7)   
I have been on Humira for a year and I have had a migraine that has come and gone the entire week. My last Humira shot was on 4/18 so it started about 10 days after my shot - anyone else notice a pattern to the headaches? I just started keeping track to see if there was any ryhme or reason to them. I also wonder if it was sinus/allergy related as the weather here in NY has been crazy - 80 last week 35 this week.

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   Posted 5/1/2008 3:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, I started Humira 2 weeks ago. On the initial 4 shots, I was so tired and had a headache that started exactly 24 hours after the shot and lasted for 2 days. Then the next injection which was 2 shots gave me a severe headache and my neck was on fire. Again with the same pattern as before. Can't wait to see what happens next Thursday.  

-diagnosed w/uterine cancer in March 2004, partial hysterectomy in May 2004, cancer free since May 2004,diagnosed with Crohns since March 2003, fibro and neuropthy pain since 2006.
Meds- Imuran, Asacol, Zoloft, Flexiril, Lyrica, Darvocet, Tramadol, Yazmin(to control ovarian cysts) 

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   Posted 5/1/2008 7:04 PM (GMT -7)   
I have been on Humira for 2 months.  I have gotten a headache after every shot.  The first dose of 4 gave me a severe headache and I was extremely tired.  I'm now on 1 shot every 2 weeks and I don't get as tired.

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   Posted 5/5/2008 4:33 PM (GMT -7)   
FWIW, the documentation I got with Humira placed headaches as the number one side effect. I had them through the loading doses, but they seem to be dissipating as I move to the maintenance doses ..... at least I am crossing my finger that they are :-)

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   Posted 5/5/2008 4:51 PM (GMT -7)   
I do get headaches,sometimes,they are normally burning in nature,but I normally only notice them at work??

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   Posted 5/7/2008 2:18 PM (GMT -7)   
I have been on Humira since January. Since then I get headaches once a week, usually few days after shot, that last about 24hrs. And even when I have taken something to make the ache better, I still feel like I had been out drinking and am hung over.
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