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?
Question posted by mayonakamochi on 4 Oct 2011
Last updated on 4 October 2014
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..
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.
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.
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
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