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   Posted 8/10/2008 10:34 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm due for my next humira shot today. Been sporting a fever 101.3 101.4 then, after tylenol goes down to 99,3 or 99.4--my norm. Should I postpone? I can't seem to stop pooping but that's been the norm for a week now.
23 years with moderate Crohn's/colitis; fistulizing crohn's; pentasa, just started humira

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   Posted 8/10/2008 2:30 PM (GMT -7)   
I woulld not take the Humira with a fever personally unless you think the fever is due to the Crohn's only.  If it is due to an infection, I'd absolutely wait.  You can always call the Humira nurses listed on the literature insert. 

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   Posted 8/10/2008 3:18 PM (GMT -7)   
The nurse told me not to take Humira if I had an infection or a temperature.

I've also found I've been going to the toilet alot more since starting on Humira which is concerning me abit, because I seem to feel worse since being on it. Anyone else felt worse since starting it? And does it get better? I'm hoping it's just my body getting used to it. I'm also really tired all the time.

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   Posted 8/10/2008 6:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Humira in itself does cause mild flu like symptoms including low grade fevers for me. I usually take mine on the weekend to recoup the cruddy feeling before the week begins. Fatigue is also present for me ALL the time and was an issue prior to and after the Humira. The fatigue comes with the Crohns. I also discovered that I begin feeling sluggish around 2pm in the afternoon everyday and found that was when my fever(s) would begin to rise. It took about 4 months for the Humira to really kick in good. I take weekly injections and continue to do so unless my fever rises to 102 or above. A fever that is 102 or above usually is indictative of a bacterial infection that needs to be treated.
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   Posted 8/11/2008 10:44 AM (GMT -7)   
How long have you been on the Humira??? 3 weeks ago I started running a fever like that, it lasted 2 weeks.. they found out my liver enzymes were elevated and I had a virus called CMV that can cause that. I recomend calling your primary or even GI.. but I wouldnt take the humira until you discuss it with them.. I am now off the humira for a month to let my body fight off this virus.. I run low fevers of 99.1 daily but when it spiked and it was coupled with lots of joint pain they got worried.. Please let me know what happens.. Be carefull. But Call your doctor.
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longest break 9mths; meds: Asacol 6-400mg tabs aday, Iron 40mg; just stopped Humira due to a CMV virus which cause liver elevation
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