My 18 year old son just started Humira for Ankylosing Spondylitis and believes that it may be causing him to feel excessively irritable. He’s trying to decide whether stay on it, hoping these issues subside or to switch medications.
Hello I'm 25 and I have psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. I was put on humira in January starter dose of 2 40ml injection then 40ml dose every other week. I noticed my mood changes within the first week after my starter dose. From then on it got worse and worse. I have been a different person. I can feel it but I can't control it. It's like I get mad over things I wouldn't have cared about last year and I can't let it go. I blow up at the smallest things and it's like I couldn't control it. I have been so mad at myself for being like this. It's almost a out of body experience. I know I'm being unreasonable and irrational but I can't stop myself.
For the first few days after my injection I'm a feel like I'm happy almost over happy like I'm on top of the world but after those 3-4 days it's a downhill crash and I'm a total psycho. Needless to say I took my last dose 3 weeks ago and im never taking it again. I can feel some of the anger going away but it's slow. I tell my doctors and they think it can't be from humira. But I know it has to be. I was happy before this venom I shot into myself. Sad because I havent had clear skin and such few joint flare ups since I was 19. They give this stuff out like candy but it's so much more serious as they lead us on to believe. I'm so sorry your son and you have to go through this. I hope everything turns out ok.
I had my first injection 2 days ago for my RA and inverted psoriasis and the next day i was extremely depressed, isolated, irritable and not myself at all. I was crying most of the day. I suffer from depression and take prozac and it helps but not yesterday i felt like I could not escape the depression, isolation and irritability going on in my body. I was like what changed and the only thing is my doctor added Humira to my RA treatment. I can not continue being in this head space.
i started humira 4 month's ago for crohn's and 2 month's into taking it , i experienced a lack of interest in anything i ever enjoyed doing, and avoided social activity. i guess you can call it some sort of depression. never in my life was i depressed and i'm a loud happy-go-lucky guy. it feels totally like an outside source causing it, and there's no logical reason why i feel the way i do. i'v been to psychiatrists and they say its probable its the humira. i stopped the humira 3 weeks ago and didn't feel any change yet. they say the side affects can take up to 110 days to wear off. i'm hoping for the best and your not alone! :)
- Humira Information for Consumers
- Humira Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Humira (detailed)
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