So it has been a year now with MS symptoms...I have been on Copaxone the whole time and as of Monday when my Neurologist read my last MRI there is no change. Interestingly enough I am on no medication for my Crohn's and seem to be doing well with that. We think there might be some benefit from the Copaxone but that has no proof other than lack of Crohn's symptoms at the moment. We did have an interesting conversation about the fact that there has been no change or progression of my MS. He seemed to think that if it were a classic case of MS there would have been some changes seen in the MRI. This again brings up the idea that my symptoms (including - loss of focus in 1 eye, numbness and tingling) are side effects from 2 years on Humira.
Symptoms that are now listed on the box...list below from Humira.com:
Nervous system problems. Signs and symptoms include: numbness or tingling, problems with your vision, weakness in your arms or legs, and dizziness.
Immune reactions including a lupus-like syndrome. Symptoms include chest discomfort or pain that does not go away, shortness of breath, joint pain, or rash on your cheeks or arms that gets worse in the sun.
Well that is where I am at. Living well but seriously annoyed with the idea that my symptoms, seemingly at least, are going to permanent and maybe caused by a drug I used to try and get healthy. So where are you all at? Have any of you had these symptoms and experienced a remission from them? Does anyone feel that Humira is to blame for these symptoms? I would love to have a conversation with anyone out there that has, had or can shed any light on the subject.