A year and a half after starting Humira and methotrexate, my daughter (age 24) experienced extreme anxiety, weird and intrusive thoughts, fear that she was dying or fear that she would harm herself or others, and a 25 pound weight loss over a few months time. She's never had anything like this before. She's better now, but it was so atypical, I've always wondered if it might have been from her RA meds. She still deals with more than the usual amount of anxiety, emotionality and negativity. Her RA responded beautifully to the meds., so she has stayed on them.
We all have some pretty strange reactions to meds. and losing 25 pounds in a year is not that bad my son has adhd and he lost 10 pounds in 2 weeks talk about scary he already weighs only 80pounds and he is 9yrs. old that is not good and it was not a very pretty sight so I talked to his doc and she helped by prescribing something that has helped tremendously and his weight is great! now. Hopefully your daughter will not have these horrible thoughts any longer but if she happens to feel that way again please try something new for her sake that is very scary to hear that she has such horrible feelings and thoughts it is not a good sign and it sounds like a really bad side effect. Good luck to you and your daughter I will pray for her.
I also researched her Meds., and there is nothing in side affects about any Mind alternating or Anxiety mentioned
I have been using Humira for about 4 months now and I have def noticed mood swings and more anxiety in myself. I noticed changes in mood doesn't seem to be listed as one of the side effects but I most defiantly think it is.
I have been on humera for 6 weeks now and my anxiety is through the roof. Just recently been showing up as itching. Of course environmental things have been considered and this seems to be the only change. I take hydroxzine to counter act the anxiety and itching.
- Humira Information for Consumers
- Humira Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Humira (detailed)
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