Humira and sex drive

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   Posted 2/22/2009 7:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Does anyone know if Humira affects your sex drive? 
28 years old, diagnosed with Crohn's  in March, 2007.  Currently taking Humira 2 X month

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   Posted 2/22/2009 7:24 PM (GMT -7)   
I've been on Humira for awhile and have never had a problem.  Having said that, my Imuran and I would suspect other forms of 6mp plays with my estrogen levels, in turn playing with the sex drive.  The reason I know this is because I've had to stop both drugs recently due to an upcoming non CD related surgery.  I had not had a period in 4 months and pretty much no sex drive since I was diagnosed a couple of years ago.  Within three days of stopping the Imuran I had my period and my breasts became a tender as they were in puberty which was a heck of a long time ago.  Hence, playtime has returned as well!  I had stopped the Humira 2 weeks prior to stopping the Imuran and noticed no difference in the way I felt with the exception of being more CD symptomatic.  Hope this answers your question.

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   Posted 2/23/2009 3:39 AM (GMT -7)   
not noticed anything here,car still has drive, but then again i got nowhere to "drive" too!

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   Posted 2/23/2009 6:25 AM (GMT -7)   
if anything...the improvement in my health...attributed to the Humira (and surgery) has done a lot to improve things in that area...
dx IBS 1999   UC 2000   CD 2001
Tested BIOGEN TYSABRI (gave me 2 years of remission)
tried Naltrexone Jan. 19, 2007 Stopped the Naltrexone July 28th...started Humira Aug 31st, 2007...current dose one shot every week. Also nightly dose of mesalamine.
Surgery Nov 4th, 2008 removed 30 inches of small bowel.
 Crohns is currently active and has been since April of 2005
52 yrs old

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   Posted 2/23/2009 11:37 AM (GMT -7)   

I think Humira has does something to my sex drive...I dont have one...I scheduled an appt at my Gyn to have my estrogen levels checked...


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   Posted 12/1/2014 11:01 PM (GMT -7)   
I just started it a week ago, I seem to have the opposite. Granted there are a ton of other medications which hopefully I can get off of. However it would make sense to have the opposite affect on me since I am a male if it's affecting estrogen levels. I also don't feel as sick, so it's working.
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