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Immunosuppressive Overview

Immunosuppression is a reduction of the activation or efficacy of the immune system. Some portions of the immune system itself have immunosuppressive effects on other parts of the immune system, and immunosuppression may occur as an adverse reaction to treatment of other conditions.[1][2] In general, deliberately induced immunosuppression is performed to prevent the body from rejecting an organ transplant.[3] Additionally, it is used for treatin...

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Humira and TMJ

Has anyone taken humira for TMJ arthritis. ## Hello, Sanela! How are you? TMJ is a stress disorder of the jaw joint, which isn't usually related to arthritis, so an arthritis medication would not usually be used. Do you have arthritis in some form that may be causing some jaw pain? Or do you just have the TMJ? Has your doctor suggested trying Humira? ## Hi there, Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) occur as a result of problems with the jaw, jaw joint and surrounding facial muscles that control chewing and moving the jaw. These disorders are often incorrectly called TMJ, which stands for temporomandibular joint. My son has TMJ arthritis. He's been diagnosed with JA when he was 2 (he is 18 now); mostly had his knees, ankles affected. For the past several , it is his TMJ. And yes, h...

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remicade & teeth

Has anyone seen any effect on their teeth when they have been on remicade for a long time. My dentist seems to think this is my problem. Thank you. Please, someone answer as soon as possible. ## I have been on Remicade for years, and I had a problem with my teeth, but it was not related. I was on Depo Provera for five years, and that made my teeth very brittle and decay very rapidly. My dentist was SHOCKED. It also caused Ostiopenia in my spine. I have the spine of an 80 year old woman and I am only 27! Check your other medications to see if it could be something other than the Remicade. ## yes. my teeth became loose on the left side plus a lot ofother issues including a few absesses in my mouth. ## me too, I've been on it for 3 years and have now had 2 root canals and several filli...

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Humira linked to vision loss?

I have been taking Humira for 18 months and I started experiencing central vision loss 9 months ago. I have seen an Opthamologist specialist at UCLA and waiting for results of genetic testing to roll out Stargardt’s disease, but now I’m wondering if it is related, or progressing as quickly as it is due to the medication. I am hesitant to continue this medication due to my vision loss as I’m scared of losing more vision than I have already. In the last 5 months I have gone from 20/80 (with corrective lenses) to 20/300 (with corrective lenses). Has anyone else experienced vision loss/blindness? ## Hi Breanne, Sorry to hear about your situation. According to NIH, "changes in vision" are listed as a known side effect of Humira. It lists everything from "sunken ...

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Xeljanz: Joint pain, insomnia and chills

I've bern on xeljanz for 3 months for RA. It worked great at first but the last month I've had joint pain and the stiffness return along with constant chills and insomnia since commencing this drug. Has anyone else experienced these symptoms? ## Hello Sandra, I did some research and I sourced the list of adverse reactions that the manufacturer claims that are associated with Xeljanz. upper respiratory tract infections, headache, diarrhea, and. cold symptoms such as sore throat, runny or stuffy nose. The chills that you are describing as feeling could be part of the cold symptoms that they claim some of their users are experiencing. As for the joint pain and stiffness there could be a number of reasons that the medicine stop working. One of them is that your body has started to d...

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Humira emotional side effects

My boyfriend is on Humira and has just had his second jab, the instant he took it he has been a different person. The kind, gentle, sweet man I knew seems to be gone. He's constantly angry, he has no desire for me in any way, he's emotionally distant. In a rare normal moment he told me he feels empty, unmotivated and angry and hates himself because of it. What can I do? I hate seeing him like this. What can we do? ## It would be best if he consulted his doctor as they may need to conduct some medical exams. While they are very rare, this medication has been known to cause some cerebrovascular accidents, which may cause permanent damage, if left untreated, according to the U.S. FDA. These medications can be unpredictable, so it is always better to err on the side of caution. Has ...

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what is saaz tablet used for

My dad 67 yrs is suffering from Ankylosing Arthritis and severe Dactylitis. He is being given Remicade (Anti TNF) from last 3 months and is effective. However, his fingers are painting a little and the pain is moving from one finger to another. Doctor stopped his Folitrax and Folvit and started Saaz with increasing dose for next 2 months. Does this have any major side effects? ## Is Saaz good for people of over 65yrs? I mean older people with an ailment?

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Humira Injection Pain Relief

I've been on Humira for a little over a year now and the injection pain was pretty unbearable. I used to have a leather belt to bite down on. On a strange hunch I decided to try mega-hot sauce (carolina reaper based) a few minutes before my injection. The perceived leg pain during the injection while my mouth was still ablaze was almost nothing! I thought surely it must be a fluke, maybe I picked a good spot that week. The two weeks later I took another spoonful of hot sauce. Same thing! Though this time I got heart burn from the vinegar based hot sauce. I decided next time to go straight to the source and buy a habanero from the super market. The first time I bit into the habanero I was actually looking forward to the shot! When I actually did the injection I 'academically'...

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Small Orange Round Pill Scored On One Side "coffee cup with spoon in it on other side

It is a small light orange/peach round pill with a score on one side and a coffee cup looking imprint with what looks like a spoon or something in it. ## As far as I'm aware, this logo is used on over the counter products. The company uses it on all of the ones they manufacture, so I don't know which specific one this is, but many of them seem to be supplements, rather than medications. The logo you're looking at is actually meant to be a mortar and pestle, the mortar is a bowl used to hold substances intended to be crushed and the pestle is used to crush them and mix them. Does anyone recognize this pill and know what it is? ## I have the same on my pills Azathioprine 50mg made by Co Pharma

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Zinbryta (daclizumab)

My husband spent seven weeks in the hospital, seriously ill. A major contributing factor is believed to be the Zinbryta he took for his M.S. Might anyone else have experienced major issues with Zinbryta? ## It is possible, it has actually been removed from the market, via a voluntary manufacturer withdrawal, due to the high number of adverse events that were occurring among those taking it. They do not explain exactly what all was included in the adverse events, so unfortunately, I cannot provide you with more information. However, if his doctors think it was due to the medication, then there is a very good chance that it did cause his illness. Zinbryta Recall Click here. How is he doing, now? ## Much better, thank you, but it was touch and go for a long time, and there is some residual...

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Remicade antibodies?

I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosis spondylitis in 1998. By 2000 I was so crippled I could barely walk. Anti-inflammatory meds were dropping my weight and not working. Methotrexate gave me heart murmurs and made me pass out. Remicade was new, not much was known about it, i figured it was worth a try. After my 1st infusion I felt better, I went into remission but stayed on every 8 weeks. Amazing for 10-15 years. At 1 point I had an insurance change, switched doctors. She took me off remicade because I was in remission, also she didn't like the drug and thought it was much too inconvenient to sit through infusions. She felt I didn't need it. I didn't mind sitting through infusions... Within a month I was flaring, tried enbrel, almost died from methotrexate,...

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