Lately my fears of my health been high, more about that is in my last question. I'm thinking about checking in with a specialist or something. And I sometimes have the fear I'm dying ... I have a lot of health issues. Any suggestions?
Has anyone taking humira experienced anxiety or taking methotrexate or prednisone?
- 4 Oct 2011 by mayonakamochi
- 4 October 2014
- humira, rheumatoid arthritis, anxiety, crohn's disease, generalized anxiety disorder, methotrexate, prednisone, fear
I guess I should ask, has anyone with many health problems also have the fear like this. Like I get blood work done a lot, no problems there. But one of my doctors told me I had a lot of health issues. One of the reasons why I'm getting the rest of me checked out because I'm having breathing problems for a long time, even as we speak my chest feels tight and even though its cold I'm hot. I'm just really worried, and I hate when I worry my family, boyfriend and friends. I wonder if its just me over worrying. I'm known to have panic attacks too and my mom and boyfriend always try to get me to stay calm. I guess I need to know if it possible to be on harsh medicine like prednisone, methotrexate, and humira for a long time. Reading side effects scared me a lot on humira..
May, my husband has been on methotrexate for years and has doe great on it. They do his blood work every 3-6 mos and it is always good, never had a problem. He has never taken humira. His Ra doc put him on the methotrexate and like I said he has done great on it. His brother is also on it, and I had a pt at he clinic that the doc had her on it and she also did very well on it. Von-1
These both stimulate the adrenal glands to send "fight, flight, or freeze" messages to the brain. Some ppl do fine with them. For me, I get an extra Rx of Ativan to go along with my usual dose of Klonopin, I feel like crawling out of my skin otherwise.
I am not sure what you have that would put you on Humira, Prednisone and/or Methotrexate. They are certainly serious meds. With that said, I look at my quality of life and what would happen if I didn't take it. I have Psoriatic Arthritis and was diagnosed last January after my first surgery (knee). I went through several pill form meds but none worked. I switched doctors and was put on pred to get "flare-ups" under control... The pred gives me sweats... Mood swings and sometimes insomnia, but taking in morning helps. I was up to 20 mg a day when my doctor started me on Humira. I did have blood tests before starting. I am down to 5 Mg of Pred a day now and Humira every 2 weeks. I suffered more from the Pred side effects so I am on a low dose of Xanax .25 Mg once daily ( if needed) for anxiety. I don't feel any side effects from Humir... maybe tired for a few days but that could be the arthritis.
Compared to the pain I felt and it spreading to other joints (also Bursitis & carpal tunnel caused by arthritis), I don't have a problem taking medication that keeps away my pain & swelling. You need to weigh information and take what works for you.
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