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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 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 7 months ago
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 7 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 7 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I had a good 13 year run with humira before it stopped working. Now on enbrel which didn't work alone so back on methotrexate

posted 7 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I just didn’t want to have to do the infusions. I knew about the Humira Pens. I didn’t know about the Humira you draw out in a syringe. Thank you for the help.

posted 4 months ago
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