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I Have A Question On Medications.

I Have A Question On Medications.

I’ve been diagnosed with RA 5 months ago. I’m currently taking Avara and Medrol, have been on these two meds since diagnosed with RA. My rheumatologist is tapering me off of the Medrol. On top of Avara, she’s proposing to add Humira and INH for 9 months to my treatment. Because I have a positive TB skin test. I would need to take INH with Humira. Anyone out there taking these medications, anything I should know about them such as major side effects and what to look out for. Is Humira effective… read more

A myRAteam Member said:

Humira worked well for me for 10 years, BUT people react differently to meds. Be open to trying several to find relief. Frustrating but necessary. You will know when you find one that works.

posted 11 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Humira was not strong enough for me and I believe it taps after so long. I had site injection reaction with Humira with hives as big as silver dollars, was told to take benedryl day before, day of and day after, not for me, so I am now on Symponi.

posted 11 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Yes I also inject myself. I've been on it for about 10 years now and it's been keeping my arthritis stable. I have a lot of bone deterioration mainly because I've had arthritis so long that it's had a field day.

posted 11 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

The first time I used the Humira pen I had it backwards and injected it into my thumb. It did work well for me about 7 years. Then, unfortunately I became allergic to it. This has happened to me so many times over the past 22 years that I rely on my rheumatologist to tell me now what I have had and what I am allergic to…

posted 25 days ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I was several months ago diagnosed with a autoimmune skin disease called and was put on a dose of Humira for it. I don’t know if my Humira is not strong enough dose but without the Methotrexate injection once a week I was still having joints inflamed. My Rheumatologist told me that when 6 pills of Methotrexate weren’t enough and switched me to the injection form almost twice the dose that after that I would need a biologic. Methotrexate injection once a week still controls my RA. I draw out and give myself my Methotrexate injections and I am a type 2 Diabetic with 70/30 mix insulin pens I give myself 2 shots a day of it.
When I first got my first dose of Humira which was 2 -80 mg pens shipped to my home I didn’t inject either right and had what I am told was misfires. Humira pharmaceutical has a toll free help line to speak to a nurse or customer service person. I learned I was supposed to hold Humira pen against my skin for a certain count to make sure it all goes in. I had medicine from pen on my skin so most didn’t get in me.
I hold it pressed against my skin and count to 20 and that works for me. 15 days after successfully giving myself my first dose of the 160 mgs in the 2 pens I was instructed to do a second dose of 80 mgs and-5 days later I started as prescribed by Dermatologist to do 40 mgs once a week. The Humira took care of my skin problems at least.

posted 8 months ago
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