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Humira (adalimumab) for Rheumatoid Arthritis: I began HUMIRA after 3 years of minimal control of my rheumatoid arthritis. I take methotrexate in addition. I am shocked at the quick control of my symptoms and am so happy that I am feeling so much better. I do have some headache and dizziness the next day....but it is sooooo worth it. I highly recommend the self injections vs. the auto inject.....there was a serious reduction in pain with the self injection.
Humira (adalimumab) for Crohn's Disease, Maintenance: Was on Remicade until October 2012, after my last colonoscopy and the Dr. saw blockage and he felt it was no longer working even though I felt fine. He moved me to Cimzia which didn't work for me, did that until January when I was switched to Humira. Didn't think it was working but now 3 months later finally feeling like it's effective. Wish they could make a pill form. The injections aren't extremely painful but they don't feel good. Maybe it's different for people with body fat but I have close to none and wont inject anything in my legs.
Humira (adalimumab) for Psoriasis: I have had psoriasis since I was 5 years old, today I am 63 years old. When I started to take the Humira injections about a 1 1/2 years ago I was a little afraid of the results. I had not been clear since the age of 5 so I was in doubt that this would clear my body. But shortly after taking the injections my psoriasis went away and I am still clear today. It has been so wonderful not to have to wear long sleeves and long pants for the first time in my life. Thank you Humira for helping me. This has been a miracle for me!
Humira (adalimumab) for Ankylosing Spondylitis: Female, age 40 with Ankylosing Spondylitis on Humira 2 x monthly for 2.5 years. I am so thankful for this medicine! I was crippled by this disease during inflammation for several years and Humira eliminated it. The only drawbacks are that I am still chronically fatigued, am prone to infections, and fear the unknown long-term effects of Humira.
Humira (adalimumab) for Crohn's Disease: Been on Humira for 5 months in combination with Azatioprin and there is no change in my condition.
Started with 1 40mg injection every 14 days and after 3-4 months 1 40mg injection every week.
My side affects is flu symptoms a day or two after the injections. It has all the characteristics of a feverish flu (muscle pain, tiredness, chills and so on) except it only lasts for 6-12 hours and I never get over 37 C (98 F).
As far as I can tell no other side affects good or bad.
Humira (adalimumab) for Crohn's Disease, Maintenance: Humira gave me my life back. I was sicker than I had ever been and this is the first medicine that consistently made me feel better. I take it in conjunction with Pentasa which seems to be the magic formula for me. I don't like giving myself a shot but I am so grateful for how I feel. Diet is a big part too but this has been a miracle for me.
Humira (adalimumab) for Psoriasis: I wanted to tell people about Humira. I have been on it 10days with no side effects! My scalp was 95% covered by Psoriasis. I started my first injection March 1st and today my scalp and behind my ears are clearer. The Humira pen is nothing to worry about doesn't hurt. Leave it out 30 mins and inject in your stomach easy as can be! Good luck everyone.
Humira (adalimumab) for Psoriasis: It was hard for my mom to find a Dermatoligist in my area to start me on Humira because I was 14 years old. I was covered from head to toe and my fingernails and toenails were so thick and painful. I had been suffering since the age of 3 and we had tried everything known to Physicians and man. Finally a Dermatologist started me on two 40 mg shots per month. BAM! I was completely clear in 2 months. And I can honestly and whole-heartedly say that Humira has given me my life. I am now a thriving 16 year old 10th grader. My grades have dramatically improved. I can write without pain. I can walk and wear shoes without pain. I had never worn a pair of shorts to school and now I wear shorts and swim. Humira was a miracle for me and my family.
Humira (adalimumab) for Ulcerative Colitis: Was on Remicade for over a year, which cleared the ulcerative colitis within a few weeks. However within two weeks after the Remicade I started having arthritis systems that got so severe I was taking Vicodin every 4 hours and still unable to sleep, or just do usual chores around the house. My hands were so swollen, I couldn't use them. Finally Dr. decided to try Humira every 2 weeks. I have gone back to doing most of my chores, walking the dogs and my hands are no longer swollen. I am starting to feel like a normal person again. Have only had three injections, which sting like the dictions for a few minutes but it is worth it not to be in pain all the time. I hope this continues.
Humira (adalimumab) for Rheumatoid Arthritis: For the most part the experience has been good, my rheumatoid arthritis is in remission and no pain or stiffness. Recently had my first setback a serious bladder/kidney infection that came on supper fast. A short hospital stay with IV antibiotics and then followed up with a 12 day course of Cipro it cleared up. If this occurs again I may rethink the whole biological course of action.
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Humira (adalimumab) for Crohn's Disease, Maintenance: I've had Crohn's disease since 05' and I struggled through high school with flares, pain, and just off balanced white blood cell count. My doctor put me on Remicade when I was a junior. And a few days after I could barely walk, my legs were killing me, but to be it was worth it because I had somewhat of my life back. The summer I graduated we decided it would be easy to switch to Humira since I was going off to college. It's my senior year and this summer will be my fourth year on Humira and I'm actually just having my first flare since starting Humira. They say they don't work forever but I at least got 3 and a half years out of it. Plus Humira helped pay for the cost of the medication
Humira (adalimumab) for Ankylosing Spondylitis: I started Humira at the end of July this year and within a few days, my pain in my lower back and neck disappeared. Recently my wife picked up my prescription and left the Humira in her car for 8 hours not being refrigerated in 90 degree weather. I used the Humira and my symptoms returned. I contacted the 1-800-4Humira number and spoke with a nurse who informed me that the Humira (when left outside) was unstable and should not had been used. Lesson learned... make sure to immediately refrigerate your Humira. I am now waiting to get my next injection and am praying it works for me again.
Humira (adalimumab) for Psoriasis: I have now been clear for over 2 years, having had chronic psoriasis for 33 years. It has now given me the time and confidence to enjoy life and not stop me doing things I enjoy like swimming.
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Humira (adalimumab) for Behcet's Disease: I'm in the early phase of using this medicine. If you don't have insurance coverage it's extremely expensive (about $2,100.00 month) for two injections! I was skeptical at first but I am now on my 5th injection and can honestly say I have almost NO pain in my joints. I noticed improvement after the 4th or 5th week (2nd injection). It hasn't improved my energy level, mouth ulcers or vision issues but the joint pain relief is awesome! I can finally open a jar, turn on a faucet and comb my hair without any pain. I am still taking Plaquenil, Colcrys and Prednisone but no pain medicines!
Review by Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month):
Humira (adalimumab) for Rheumatoid Arthritis: I had my first shot two weeks ago, and my second last Monday. It worked immediately for me. I was able to sleep through the night that first night, after many months of pain and trouble sleeping. I have had active symptoms for about 8 months. I also take methotrexate and Diclofenac. I am in amazement how great I feel! No side effects yet. I'm getting great sleep and can play tennis again. I don't like the injections, but I feel so good... It's worth it!
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Humira (adalimumab) for Rheumatoid Arthritis: I am 47 years of age and was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at 28. I have been incapacitated every day since my diagnosis and for the last 3 - 5 years I have had difficulty driving, walking, shopping and leading a 'normal' life. This has led to a poor quality of life due to constant pain and depression. I started taking Humira about 8 weeks ago. One week after commencing I woke up feeling very strange. It took me a few hours to work out I was completely pain free. I hope it continues to be effective. It has changed my life completely.
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Humira (adalimumab) for Rheumatoid Arthritis: I have rheumatoid arthritis for last 7 years and was against any form of medication but living with pain day in day out and caring for new born was very hard. Before Humira I was taking 6 different tablets daily and end up putting on lots of weight. Just started Humira 6 weeks ago apart from not being able to sit on the floor and regain my life back. So far no side effects, just thirsty and fatigue when over doing. Keeping fingers cross.
I found if you let the injection to reach room temperature it doesn't hurt that much, only the needle sting.
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Humira (adalimumab) for Psoriasis: I have been on Humira for over 4 months now with minimal results. I now have psoriasis in places I never had it before. So my Doctor just took me off Humira and I am now going to try Enbrel. Sometimes what works for one person does not work for everyone. I sure miss the Methotrexate, it was a great for 3 years, but cannot take it anymore due to it messing up my bone marrow, which is finally starting to go back to normal after 6 months. Good luck everyone.
Humira (adalimumab) for Psoriatic Arthritis: Changed my life for better in terms of mobility but very prone to picking up viruses, had several infections after a hand operation as a result and get nausea, upset tummy and more tired than I used to but I'm walking and have low pain levels so worth it. My psoriasis is nearly gone.
Humira (adalimumab) for Psoriasis: I have had psoriasis since I was 16 years old, covering over 90% of my body. I am a woman of 53 now, I have used creams, to no avail. I have been on Humira injections for about 18 months and I am clear and was actually able to wear a bathing suit to the beach this year with no signs anywhere of psoriasis. It has truly changed my life and my outlook. I am after all these years finally clear, normal. I don't have to hide myself with long sleeves and long pants year round, answer those awkward questions and looks from strangers. Truly a wonderful medication. No side effects as of yet, not looking for any this far along in treatment. The shot does tend to be a bit painful, through the few moments of pain, I receive clear skin.
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Review by Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month):
Humira (adalimumab) for Psoriasis: I just started Humira the beginning of this month, I'll be taking my fourth shot next week. I have to say I'm very impressed! I've had psoriasis since I was 18 and I'm almost 22 now. I have it on my elbows, legs, feet and scalp. After the first 2 starter doses, my elbows are completely cleared. The spots on my legs and feet are in the process of fading! I'm so anxious to see the improvement after a few months! The only side effects I've noticed is that I'm much more tired and my muscles are achy .. But I much rather deal with that any day of my psoriasis. I strongly suggest trying this medicine if you are struggling with psoriasis. I was honestly out of options, tried everything else and nothing ever worked. TRY IT.
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Review by Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month):
Humira (adalimumab) for Psoriatic Arthritis: I have been experiencing extreme pain since 2009 from psoriatic arthritis, tried methotrexate no luck, finally started Humira 72 hours ago and already no pain whatsoever. A lot faster than I ever expected. The injection is not bad at all, a very small needle with a slight sting, but I'll take a 5 minute sting over the pain I had any day. I have not had any side effects yet I will edit this post if I do in future. I found these post very helpful with my decision to start Humira so I though I would return the favor.
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Humira (adalimumab) for Rheumatoid Arthritis: I was against taking this medication until my flare-ups were so bad I was not able to walk or use my arm.
I am so grateful for this medication. I just had my 3rd dose (every other week). Other than the extreme pain during the shot and a bit unsettled for about 10 minutes after, I say this medication is a miracle. I am 99.75% pain free ~ the first time in over a year. So far no side effects other than very thirsty. Cutting down on coffee and have increased my water intake. I worry about possible future side effects but not being able to move is not living.
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Humira (adalimumab) for Psoriasis: I have had psoriasis for about 15 years now. I tried all the creams out there and nothing touched it. I was on Methotrexate for 2 years and I was completely clear for the whole time but I was the rare case where methotrexate has affected my bone marrow and I cannot take it any longer. I have been on Humira for a month now and I am seeing a slight improvement.
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