Humira reaction for spouse???

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   Posted 4/22/2009 12:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello everyone. My name is Alaina and this is my first time on here. I have a question, and I'm hoping someone might have some sort of answer possibly.  Both my husband and I have colitis.  He was just diagnosed about 2 years ago and has not been well ever since. As a last resort before removing his colon, they decided to try him on Humira.  He just started treatment about 4 weeks ago, had 4 injections the first time and just had another injection on the 15th.  My question is:
As his spouse, can I have an allergic reaction to Humira if we have sex?
I know this may sound a bit odd; however, about 3 weeks ago, right after his 4 injections, my body started "wigging" out. I have had hives like you wouldn't believe.  They are terrible!!!! I had to go to the ER 3 times already, and they just seem to be getting worse.  I see an immunologist tomorrow because my thryoid levels are all crazy too, but I was just wondering if any one else has had a problem like this....
I want to know if it's just thyroid/autoimmune issues, or could this be a possibility??? Humira does and can have some pretty bad side I'm trying to look at what may be causing my body to do this.  Thank you!!!

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   Posted 4/22/2009 1:46 PM (GMT -7)   
I guess it could be a remote possibility of the Humira affecting you, but I am thinking more that the Thyroid issues are causing your problems. When my Thyroid was out of whack I had all kinds of problems. Good luck!
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   Posted 4/23/2009 6:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Try using protection and see if the symtoms go away.
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