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Rheumatoid Arthritis And Humira

Posted by Connie on Monday, July 12th, 2010 at 10:55 pm and is filed under Autoimmune Disease, Chronic Illness, Health Information.
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I have Rheumatoid Arthritis and use Humira for it. Before using Humira my doctor tried the normal prescription medications until the pain lingered and I had trouble walking, typing, opening jars and the pain lingered even more. After about two months of using Humira I began to notice that the pain lessened and I my joints were a more flexible. I could walk longer, type a bit more and open jars with one of those rubber things.

Humira had a wonderful side effect too. It helped put the Ulcerative Colitis in remission. Imagine that. If I could use Humira more than once every two weeks, I’d be shooting it up a lot, a whole lot. I learned that Humira is used to treat Chrons Disease so it’s normal to have a remission to the UC.

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I had a bit of a scare the last month though. Even after the Humira, I had more than normal pain from the Rheumatoid Arthritis. It was bad and in places I didn’t have it before like my knee and my left wrist. I had trouble walking, typing and opening jars again. Sometimes it was so bad that I couldn’t do any of those things. I saw my Rheumatologist after it happened a second time. We discussed that some times the Humira can stop working on your body.

We’re going to wait it out and use some other medications in the mean time. I’m thinking positively right now because Humira has worked so well for me all along. I’m thinking that it’s a flare up and my doctor agreed that it’s a possibility too.

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3 comments

  1. How long have you been on it? I’ve found that roughly every 14 months or so I have to change biologics, as my body gets used to them. It’s approaching that time, actually; I’m going to talk about getting switched on Friday. I’ve heard that having to switch isn’t unusual.

    comment by Kitrona — July 12, 2010 @ 11:13 pm
  2. It is good to know about Humira and I like that you have provided all information about Humira.One of my friend is suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis and I will definitely recommend this Humira to my friend.
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    comment by Specialist Recruitment Services — July 20, 2010 @ 2:33 am
  3. I have used Humira for my RA for over two years and am pretty happy with it.I know that diagnosis of these autoimmune conditions can be very tricky. There are so many different test options which are used.
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    comment by barbiturate abuse — July 22, 2010 @ 2:22 am

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