Was Humira helpful with RA especially muscle weakness and tingling sensation
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Posted 2/15/2015 10:16 AM (GMT -7)
I'm 70 years old and lately diagnosed for having Rheumatoid arthritis after being diagnosed for crohn's disease.
Following is a short history of my symptoms and the progress of the disease.
I'm interested to find out if any of the members are having similar symptoms and whether Humira injection made and positive change, further if there are any known better than Humira treatments.
2006 severe pain (difficulty) walking
2007 Under the lowest on the back ribs (both sides) pain, difficulty getting up from a floor/low sitting
2009 Colonoscopy diagnosed for Crohn’s
2010 Left foot pain while walking - Tests showed under the knee partially clogged blood vessel
2013 diagnosed by a rheumatologist for RA, prescribed Methotrexate 20mg once a week (not very helpful).
2015 will start in a day Humira 40mg twice a month and keep taking Methotrexate
Over the years gone through all sorts of test/scans, including: full body CT and MRI, blood tests, spinal cord fluid, EMG, nerve biopsy which revealed some damage.
List of symptoms:
• Pins and needles (tingling) in hands and feet (sometimes face and back too)
• Joint and muscle pain
• Muscles weakness
• Frequent and difficulty urination
• Over the waist (ribs cage?) pain on 2 sides
• Pain in the neck both sides
• Eyes watery and itching
• Non refreshing sleep
• Body stiffness, heaviness
• Poor short term memory, difficulty reading
• Mood swings
• Loss of sex drive.
• Dry mouth
• Grooved tongue
• Few (3-4) episodes of severe pain (hardly walking) above the groin
Posted 2/15/2015 10:45 AM (GMT -7)
I have crohn and psoriasisartritis.
Humira have done miricals for my joints but unfortunally nothing for my crohn.
Hope it will work fine for you to.
Posted 2/16/2015 4:17 AM (GMT -7)
Thanks for your feedback.
Do you experience any of the other symptoms I've mentioned?
Any side effects of the Humira injections?