Hey island time, the initial dose caused pneumonia or you’re immune system was lower and caught it from somebody?
Why do you say Humira stopped you from getting covid? You mean from developing serious inflammation if caught?
Is the loading dose higher then reduced?
“In conclusion, our study indicated that TNF-α blockers, including infliximab, adalimumab, and etanercept, not only overcame inflammatory reactions but also decreased odds of COVID-19 incidence in patients with autoimmune disorders
. Moreover, TNF-α blockers might help to prevent the cytokine storm caused by SARS-CoV-2 infection and consequently decreased the severity of COVID-19 and the need for hospitalization. Therefore, the use of TNF-α blockers probably had a direct and positive correlation with the decreased COVID-19 incidence, suggesting the prophylactic role of these drugs in preventing COVID-19 in autoimmune patients suffering from RA and SpA.”https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40744-021-00342-8
I cannot say that the loading doses of Humira caused my pneumonia. I may very well have gotten it without taking any Humira at all. As with a lot of what we are all dealing with right now…It might very well have been coincidental. It was not something that came close to hospitalizing me. I just had an upper respiratory infection…went to the doctor, he listened to my lungs and said, “you may have a bit of pneumonia.” Whatever it was, it wasn’t something so serious that he even felt it warranted a chest x-ray. One wasn’t done. It’s very possible it wasn’t even pneumonia. This was just one doctor’s quip after listening to my breathing through a stethoscope. He sent me home with some antibiotics and a week later I was on the mend.
Part of why I believe Humira has helped me to stay healthy is just anecdotal. I live in one of the hottest spots in the nation for covid. I also live on a boat. So, every time I need to go to the store or run an errand in my car, I have to walk a fairly good distance to my car. There’s always a lot of people on these docks. It’s just impossible to completely social distance anytime I leave the boat. I always mask up and rarely spend anytime time talking to them. Knock on wood, something is keeping me from getting it. As far as the Humira goes, I have had no other infections or illnesses since being on it. So far, so good.
Post Edited (island time) : 1/13/2022 4:51:49 PM (GMT-7)