I was on Humira and got shingles March 2008. I will probably be rechallenged with humira again next week. The Immunoloy group at Duke University looked at my case when I was hospitalized there in January. They said that it is is not likely that I will get shingles again. I cannot have the shingles vaccine because I am on Prednisone and pred lowers your immune system giving a risk for actually getting the shingles itself. The last packaged insert I read on Humira for primary shingle risk was 4% but I am sure that it is increased now. I will say this, you as an individual have to outweigh the risk of getting shingles vs the benefit of the biologic theragy.
35 yo--Crohns since 2000, Granuloma cysts in mouth-oral surgery X2 in 2000, Fistula colon 2006, Rectovaginal Fistula 2008, 2 Ulcers Rectum, Joint pain. Kidney Stones. Dx with Migraines in 2002 and Ovarian Cysts with Endometrosis 2001. Dx with Fibromyalgia in 2007 and IC in 2008. Now receiving Cimzia, Topamax 300mg daily, Cymbalta 60mg daily, Prevacid 30mg, Maxalt, Vicodin as needed, Fish Oil, and Multivits