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Humira (adalimumab) for Psoriatic Arthritis: I am 23, got diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis last year. I been miss diagnosed with systemic yeast infection because of the psoriasis and took 10 weeks of anti fungal prescription medicine which didn't help of course because that's not what I had. I went to a different doctor and he sent me to a rheumatoid specialist and from there he introduced and prescribed me Humira and I took my 1st injection and the next morning I woke up and my joint pain, swelling and psoriasis greatly reduced.
Humira (adalimumab) for Ankylosing Spondylitis: I'm a 43 yr female and have had Ankylosing Spondylitis since 15 yrs old. Started Humira a year ago and only lasted 6 months taking it as it made me sick, feverish, weak, sweating and confusion and generally feeling unwell but my pain was significantly reduced and had fatigue. Had to stop taking it, couldn't stand feeling sick.
Review by Nicole Miranda (taken for 1 to 6 months):
Humira (adalimumab) for Rheumatoid Arthritis: I am 18 years old, I just found out I had rheumatoid arthritis and I have been on Humira for 3 months. I have flare ups every once in a while but I do have to take methedrol along with it. it's a strong medicine and it messed up my stomach and gives me heartburn also.
I guess for me Humira will take the 6 months it will to take effect and till then this winter will be the worst for me.
keeping a positive outlook on this knowing I'm not the only one.
Review by Desperate in HI (taken for 2 to 5 years):
Humira (adalimumab) for Psoriatic Arthritis: First time on Humira was like a miracle, my arthritis was minimal & my psoriasis too but I felt "finally a cure" and it cleared everything up. After taking Humira for 2 yrs I missed 1 month of shots (had it in the freezer by mistake). I thought it'll be okay however, my psoriasis came back worse than ever. I went back on Humira hoping everything will clear again and it hasn't so now I'm in a limbo again should I stay or should I stop. Has anyone experience this and if so what have you done? PLEASE HELP.
Humira (adalimumab) for Psoriasis: 27 year old female suffering from plaque psoriasis off and on my whole life. These past 4 years has been one steady flare up with an increase in severity. I was on Methotrexate for 1 1/2 years while using various topicals. I've been on Humira for 3 months in addition to the use of Clobex spray and Vectical ointment. It seems as if my nails and scalp have gotten worse and the patches on my calves and arms are not changing. I hope I just have to give Humira a bit more time!
Humira (adalimumab) for Rheumatoid Arthritis: Its been a whole month since my last posting, I recently went to see my Doctor.....and guess what, NO inflammation whatsoever. But have noticed that I have had lot of sinus congestion. But who cares as long as my rheumatoid arthritis factor is @ ZERO.
Humira (adalimumab) for Ulcerative Colitis: Started Humira in April 2013 and I have lost lots of hair and have skin issues. I have also lost weight and have no appetite. I also am on Diflucan for Valley fever.
Humira (adalimumab) for Rheumatoid Arthritis: l have had rheumatoid arthritis now for 7 years, it runs in my family both grandmothers, my parents, my 5 siblings. I have been taking methotrexate injections for 2 years plus Celebrex & Plaquenil along with controlled pain medication. I thought is this the way my life is going to be, always in pain. I started Humira about 3 weeks ago & WOW after the 1st injection the next day I could not believe how much my pain and stiffness had decrease, I could actually get up by myself in the morning. I take my shot every 2 weeks, I start noticing about the Friday or Saturday a little stiffness and feeling achy and know its time for the next dose.
I have experienced a lot of pain, burning & stinging on the injection site. I have learned what works for me is to lie down.
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Humira (adalimumab) for Ankylosing Spondylitis: I have lived with Ankylosing Spondylitis since I was 14 (49 now). Did okay with NSAIDS until about 10 years ago when it began to really get bad. Started Humira 2 years ago. It took about 4 months to really help my back. Unfortunately lately it seems to be losing it's effectiveness. Hopefully this is just a blip in treatment.
Humira (adalimumab) for Plaque Psoriasis: After only 4 weeks of treatment with Humira for my plaque psoriasis, my skin is almost completely clear. I had large patches on my scalp, left upper arm, both elbows and knees and had spots all over my body like chicken pox. I feel amazing and I am not in pain anymore. Its a miracle. I haven't experienced any side effects and the injections don't hurt that bad. I love it!
Humira (adalimumab) for Ankylosing Spondylitis: I am 38. After my total hip replacement, Doc. found sacroiliac joint swollen. I couldn't bend and had a lot of pain. Been in Humira for 2 1/2 years now. If you numb your site with ice before using your Humira pen. 1/2 hour before, is less painful.
Humira (adalimumab) for Psoriasis: I have been using Humira to treat my psoriatic arthritis for 12 years along with Methotrexate (currently 43 yrs old). My psoriasis (and arthritis) went away after 3 months of using them and I've never had any side effects. My doc asked me to stop using Humira to see if it was still necessary and now after 3 months my psoriasis is back. Going back to the doctors to get his approval to go back on it. It has worked perfectly for me, you just have to deal with the pain of the monthly injection, also it is very expensive if you don't have insurance.
Humira (adalimumab) for Ankylosing Spondylitis: Before I was taking Pyrilin 6Kmg/day and Feldine 20mg and I had constant pain, some days were better than others but I always had something.
Since being on Humira I am running again, I ran 8 miles the other day in a bit over an hour and I felt great after, tired but no joint pain, the next day I felt great as well, I have lost 6 pounds and I am active again. I have not been sick yet, but this is a worry still. I wish I had this 10 years ago!
Humira (adalimumab) for Crohn's Disease: I was diagnosed with Crohn's disease in 1971, and besides evolving medicine treatments, I have had two major bowel resections. My experience with Humira was not positive. For me, the injections caused intense, acute pain, and I finally decided it was not worth the severe pain. My doctor switched me to Remicade which has the same function and I find very easy to tolerate. I gave Imuran 8 stars because I know it's effective and not all patients experience the pain at the injection site that I did. It was not for me, however.
Humira (adalimumab) for Crohn's Disease: Since beginning Humira, my Crohn's Disease has been in remission. (since 2010) Humira also helps my Rheumatoid Arthritis. I have been able to eat a normal diet with some exceptions (spicy and greasy foods). At first it was hard to get used to giving myself a shot every 2 weeks, but being in remission is well worth it. I recommend it wholeheartedly.
Review by Severe Arthritis (taken for 1 to 2 years):
Humira (adalimumab) for Rheumatoid Arthritis: My 86 year old mother has been on Humira for the past 2 years. She combined this treatment with methotrexate. Towards the end of the 2nd year the effect of each Humira dose lasts less than 14 days at a time. Going down to 10 days at a time then it completely stopped working for her. She has an excellent doctor and we are looking at other alternatives for the moment. Possibly Orencia. Overall Humira worked wonders while it lasted.
Humira (adalimumab) for Crohn's Disease, Maintenance: Diagnosed with Crohn's 15 years ago. Medicine varied with poor results for 9 years. Over 60% of my colon is bad. Prescribed Humira 6 years ago. On Humira I have recovered and stayed in remission. I have had no negative side effects. I have been able to manage the shot every two weeks very well.
(Previous medications, such as pentasa and prednisone, did cause significant and bad side effects along with no help for the crohn's symptoms.)
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Humira (adalimumab) for Psoriatic Arthritis: My son was diagnosed with Juvenile Psoriatic Arthritis when he was in fourth grade. By the time he was finally diagnosed he was in a wheelchair and unable to move most of his major joints...even his jaw was affected due to the severe arthritis. Today I can say thanks to God, Humira, and monthly visits to Shriner's Hospital he has graduated from High School and is now in REMISSION!
Humira (adalimumab) for Crohn's Disease: I have been on many medications but have felt indifferent about them as I never really saw my symptoms improving or worsening. I just always felt horrible and accepted that this was my life with chronic illness! I feel so strongly about how wonderful Humira is that I had to write my first review. Humira changed my life in less than two months. I am an active student athlete and have never felt healthier than I do now! I recommend it to anyone and everyone who suffers. I know people respond differently to meds but as much as it has helped me, I think it is more than worth a try. I ended up on Humira because my insurance would not cover Remicaid or Cimzia. I am SO glad it worked out the way it did.
Review by Lucy Kavanagh (taken for 6 months to 1 year):
Humira (adalimumab) for Psoriasis: I have been a sufferer of Psoriasis since I was born. Since then I have used so many treatments over the past 20 years but none has worked as well as Humira! Within 6 weeks my Psoriasis was clearing up and my skin in general is so soft.
It is quite painful to administer but its just a stinging sensation and you only have to do it once a fortnight- so it's worth it!
Recently, I've had a few patches come back but I've been under a lot of stress at work so that's understandable.
I've had one or two side effects but nothing major. I've been getting tired quite a lot and I've been getting quite bad spots on my face but it's nothing unbearable.
I don't have to pay for Humira as I am taking it for research purposes.
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Humira (adalimumab) for Psoriasis: 24 years old and a sufferer since 5. After Humira, my psoriasis is starting to clear up. Not totally but starting to fade. As for the nails, not much of a change. I had very bad plaque psoriasis covering almost every part of my body and guttate psoriasis mainly on my wrists, arms, and back. It was painful when the lesions on my shins would crack and bleed. I've tried almost every cream/spray but those only temporary relieved them. But ever since I started Humira 2 months ago the plaque went away, my scalp psoriasis is gone, guttate psoriasis is clearing, and overall no more itching, flaking, cracking, and bleeding! The only side effects, if they are even caused by this medication is that I've been getting acne.
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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.
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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!
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