Posted 12/8/2020 8:34 AM (GMT -6)
Week 8 of Humira, improving from AWFUL flare (could not get into doc for two months due to COVID and another month to get approved for Humira, so I was insanely inflamed). Very slow improvement but it does seem to be working, now tapering of pred at 20 mgs.
Have cropped up with wicked sore throat and swollen glands which a) is listed as a 'side effect' and b) could clearly be an opportunistic infection - thrush / strep. Making ENT appointment today.
Your experience with antibiotics (if it is strep) and Humira? Many GI's pull you off the Humira while being treated, many seem to keep you on. My case would be a z pak as I'm allergic to all penicillin family. (if it's thrush, that's just an antifungal treatment so no issue).
Again - I AM going to the doc, just looking for community feedback. Thanks and stay safe!
51 yo f, DX 16 years ago, lialda, pred, humira, supplements