Is anyone taking the injection of humira. I have cirrosis and hep c and was diagnosed with R.A. 4 years ago.

Is anyone taking the injection of humira. I have cirrosis and hep c and was diagnosed with R.A. 4 years ago.

I have cirrhosis and hep c they say I have had it for over 20 years and was diagnosed with R.A. 4 years ago
I started humira injection 2 weeks ago and every since I did I have been so tired like sleeping 18 hrs. a day. A little confused at times. I have tried several other meds but because of the cirrhosis the liver specialist has limited what I can try. The damage the R.A. is doing to my joints and my back… read more

A myRAteam Member said:

Yes. I have used humira for almost 5 years. In my experience it took about 6 weeks to start working but it was a total game changer for me. It worked so well I was able t start walking daily and only had flares for the 2 or 3 days following my inject. I felt flu like and when that passed I felt great most of the time. And the sleepiness subsided once the med started to work. Buy if I’m not mistaken gabapentin can also cause fatigue. But I’ve been told once your body adjust to it that symptom can go away. Unfortunately I had to stop taking humira for some spine surgeries and then contracted an infection. So I wasn’t getting treatment for 6 mos. and when I started humira again, now it’s not working for me. I truly hope you get some relief from the humira. It may take a few months to notice a difference.

posted about 2 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Hi I've been on Humeria for about 2.5 years now and it changed my life, prior, about 6 years, I was on a real cocktail of meds and nothing was working, my feet swelled 2 sizes larger, and I shuffled along, They are back to normal now. The only symptom I seem to get is real fatigue for a couple of days a month, but I just take it easy and it passes. I have now been able to spread the Humeria to once every three weeks instead of every two weeks. I have found that you need to be kind to yourself, and the biggest gift you can give your self is to say No, if you are not up to managing something.

posted about 2 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

thank u for the info it is helpful

posted about 2 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I have been taking Humira for 7 years now. It has been great for me. I think everyone responds differently to the meds. I have been on most of them, except for the new ones that have come out the last few years. Humira has been the best. I also take Gabapentin (for migraines) but my doctor only has me take it before bed, since it makes you very sleepy. Hope you feel better soon!

posted about 2 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

thank you so much for the info it is most helpful and will continue to use

posted about 2 years ago
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