I've seemed to be putting on unexplained weight. I've been on the injection for the last three months and I'm gaining weight now.
Agreed. This is happening to me too. I have been on Humira a year now and over the last few months have been putting on weight that I can't seem to lose. I eat little and fairly healthy. Plus I'm walking 20-30 minutes a day. It is very frustrating. But the Humira is keeping me healthy otherwise so I guess I will take the weight gain in return. K
Dear Griffin - I have been on Humira 4+ yrs and have gained about 15 lbs. I use it for Crohns Disease and it has helped. Not enough for remission, but, since Crohns comes with many digestive "problems", a reduction in some symptoms has helped me be able to eat a little more than before. Although Ensure drinks make up the biggest part of my nutrition, the weight gain is simply because I am digesting a little more, rather than vomiting all. I also take Prednisone, which is more than likely the culprit, I still think the Humira has at least added to the increase.
I've been on Humira since July of 2014. It is now early March and I have put on at least 20 lbs if not more. I have psoriasis and this has gotten worse and I am in more pain now from the arthritis than ever before. It could be stress and that has also increased in my life but I do not believe the Humira has helped me in any way it was supposed to.
I have been on Humira for PA for six months. It has hepled immensely with pain in my hands, feet BUT I have gained body fat and been unable to add muscle mass, despite working with a trainer twice a week, soing reformer pilates twice a week and taking other classes at the gym every week.
I am ER nurse and generally am very active at work. I continually read that Humira is not related to weight gain, but in my case I am seeing an ancedotal link. Many who have gained wt seem to be Chrohn's patients and wt gain can be attributed to better absorption of nutrients. I am very frustrated at this and getting depressed.
I've been on humira for a year. It was prescribed for me for uveitis. I have gained 45 pounds. No change in diet. If anything, I am eating better and with less food intake. The weight gain has made me tired and lethargic. It has become a vicious circle and I cannot seem to get the weight off. My doctor has run many tests on me trying to find the cause of exhaustion. I suspect this is it. By the way, the uveitis continues and still taking durezol. One good thing has come of it though. I do not have arthritis pain any longer. And my lymphacytic colitis is doing great on humira.
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