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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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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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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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Humira and Pregnancy

I've been taking Humira for over a year now for Uveitis. I just found out I am expecting. Has anyone taken Humira throughout a pregnancy? If yes, were there any complications along the way? I am concerned about the unborn baby and would love some insight! ## Humira (adalimumab) is classified under pregnancy category B. This means that animal reproductive studies have shown adverse effects to the fetus, however no adequate and well-controlled studies have been done in humans - and that depending upon your situation, the benefits may outweigh potential risk factors. That all said, it may come down to discussing this more in depth with your prescribing doctor to help you make the most informed decision based on your medical history. Hope this helps!

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Humira and face swelling

Hey has anyone had under eye and cheek swelling? I have had derma fillers placed in my tear troughs and cheeks over a year ago and my earlobes repaired and filled with derma filler 2 years ago. My GI Dr insists it’s the derma filler. I went back to the dermo who injected the fillers over a year ago and he said it’s not from the fillers, there is nothing left but injected the dissolving enzyme just to be sure. I have had 8 full under eye and cheeks flares in the last 3 months. It always comes on 3 days after my Humira dose and remains for 2 or 3 days before going away completely. Then slight swelling under each eye and even one ear between the bi-monthly dose. I have been on Humira for one year and 3 months. This all started right at the Humira 1 year mark. Also my vision is ...

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leg pain and weakness with humira

My husband has been on Humira since December, 2017. He has been experiencing leg pain and weakness in his legs. He describes it like it feels like he ran a marathon. He even has trouble getting up sometimes. Is this something like anyone else has experienced and will it go away? Other than this, it has been working for him...took his psoriasis almost completely away. But he really doesn't like this feeling in his legs. ## Those can be normal side effects of this medication, according to NIH reports. Other side effects may include headache, sepsis, sinusitis, anxiety, and insomnia. It is hard to know if they will go away, in some cases they tend to linger when one is on this medication, and it has caused some people to have to stop taking it. You can learn more about this medication ...

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side effects for Humira

I just started Humira in the last 2 weeks and I feel like my allergies are going nuts. My whole body is swelling. After reading some of your side effects this is somewhat normal. Does the swelling of legs, face, etc. go away? I went to the general practitioner to get something for my allergies. She seems to think its my body reacting to the Humira. ## Hello, Mic! How are you? I'm very sorry about the problem that you're having. That could be the sign of an allergic reaction to it. It should go away, in a few weeks, however, it most likely means that you shouldn't continue with Humira, as such reactions tend to worsen with repeated exposure. Other side effects, as listed by the FDA, may include dizziness, joint aches, headache, confusion and arthritis. Is there anything else ...

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humira injection site

I was on Enbrel for yrs when it stopped being effective, my dr switched me to Humira. First injection went fine. As my aches got worse (until it kicks in) I was anxious for my second injection. Yes they sting pretty bad but not as bad as the RA. I am greatful for the meds. After the second injection, I noticed the first injection sight was red and puffy. Do I need to worry? I just want it to work! ## You should probably have it looked at, to be sure. It seems odd that a new injection would cause a reaction at the old site. How close were they administered? ## I had the same happen. I called Humira and they had never heard of it. I've been on it 3 months now. That was the only time it happened. I was letting it sit out to room temp. It doesn't tell you to. Believe it or not it di...

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humira injection

Does anyone know if I can get flu jab.while on Humira.? ## Yes, I have been on Humira and get a flu shot every year. I understand you can get the shot ,but not the vaccine that is administered through the nose. ## Yes. My doctor at Mayo insisted. From all I’ve read- all get an appointment at Mayo Clinic they’ll get you hooked up with a support nurse at Humira. I’m in my fourth month for Crohns- soooo much better but wish I could talk to others to compare notes.

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Humira caution

I've been taking Humira for about three years. I recently caught my first bacterial infection. It is called campylobacter. I was told by doctor that campylobacter is a common bacteria but because of my compromised immune system due to humira use the bacteria invaded my system and made me very ill. Easily conquered with anti biotics but not pleasant at all. Severe diarrhea, stomach cramps, nausea, fever of 103 for about 5 days and dehydration. I believe I got the bacteria from a deli sandwich but am not entirely sure but that was the only thing I ate the day before my symptoms started. I was in quarantine in the hospital for 5 days. This is the only bacterial infection that I have come across during the three years I have taken Humira. ## Hello, Patti! How are you feeling? I'm ve...

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Humira (adalimumab) for pain

I’m on Humira (adalimumab) for RA joint pain and would like to know how other people are doing on it? I’m doing great. ## So very glad that it is working so well for you! As with any medication, there are those, such as you, that have had great results using it, and some that haven't had such good luck. Have you experienced any of the listed side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, and joint/muscle pain, or any others that the FDA warns about? ## The only side effect I get is blurry vision which I don’t like but that could also be coming from the RA or fibro, or prednisone.It’s hard to tell which is causing it. I did see a eye Dr to make sure.

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Humira swelling of feet and legs

I have been on Humira for about a year and a half. It has been very good for me. I noticed right from the beginning that I had a lot of swelling in my body but mostly in my feet and lower legs. About 7-9 lbs in the week of my injection. I decided that I could handle it and it was much better than the Psoriatic Arthritis AND my skin cleared about 95%. I have always had a lot of sinus and ear infections so I have to take antibiotics for a lot longer now when I get one and sometimes I have to stop the injections until it clears up. This past month or 2 I am noticing very easy bruising. Does this make sense or ring true for anyone else? ## Hello, Aka! How are you doing? Yes, all of these symptoms make sense. They are all listed under the possible side effects of Humira, as listed by the FDA...

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r027

## how long does Humira stay good if kept under refrigeration ? ## The tablet with the R 027 marking is manufactured by Actavis Pharmaceuticals and they list it as containing 0.25mgs of Alprazolam, which is a generic for Xanax. The FDA warns that this medication carries the risk of being habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, and irritability. Nick, is there any expiration on it? It is best not to use it past the listed date.

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humira and jia

My 10 year old little girl has been on humira for 2 years , injected every 2weeks , her health ( joints ) are fantastic but now I have concerning issues on a huge amount of weight gain , my daughter is active (probably over active ! ) diet is balanced , a huge worry is we haven't seen a consultant in over 18 months , obviously due to an over stretched NHS . Now the issue is what she looks like , and my fear of other ailments and mental issues occurring, surely there is some other alternative , in our day and age ! I have researched and weight gain is a definite side effect in many users . She was diagnosed almost 5 years ago and has been on other meds such as methotrexate, and infliximab , these may I point out had no weight gaining affects, I'm a single mum whom is very concern...

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humira financial help with medicare part g

Hi, My husband needs Humira. We now have Medicare part G. on a very limited income. What do I do to get financial assistance? ## The manufacturer does have a program that may help those with Medicare who still cannot afford this medication. You can call them to see if your husband qualifies, the number is 800-448-6472. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including dizziness, headache, signs of infection, neck stiffness, and seizure. Is there anything else I can help with? ## thank you I have been in contact but, they are requiring info I have to gather...guess I was looking for inside tips to deal with them...appreciate your help ## Low cost official Humira is available. Stop being taken advantage of with inflated prices. You can ask your doctor or pharmacist for more inf...

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Availability of expired humira samples

Are humira samples available whose shelf life has expired, and is it okay to administer them? ## do you think they are safe to take after they have expired? The fact that the first direction is "check and make sure the medication hasn't expired" just kinda scares me. ## What is the life expectancy of the drug Humira if kept under proper conditions? How many years is it good for? ## i have been taking expired humira. please tell me if this is safe? it has always been refrigerated and med is clear. ## I have a pre loaded Humira vial that is expired by 2 years. It is clear with no flakes and has always been refrigerated. Can I use it? I'm having a major flare up.

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Humira and Side Effects

I have been on Humira for some time now. Lately I have been getting blood blisters' under my skin, just as I was typing I happened to look at my wrists and noticed a blister, I honestly do not know if this means another blister is going to take place. These blood blisters' at present are on my wrist's, there is no itch although I just used my Humira 2 days ago and today I am not feeling at my best so I'm not sure what is going on. If anyone else has received these blisters' and have perhaps gotten an answer from your Physician or Dermatologist. I hope someone is able to assist me. I am not on any Blood Thinners' such as Cumidine or anything such as this. Thanks so much, ## Hello, Rita! How are you doing? I'm very sorry about the problem you're experiencin...

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anal stenosis and humira

I have anal stenosis along with crohns and the dr's are wanting me to go on humira. I was wondering if any one else is taking humira for this issue and what are the results. It's either this or more surgery. ## i have been on humira bi-weekly for 6 years.post 2 ops.only meds to have agreed with me.

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Please advise

Hi On my last cycle of Ivf I had 4 lots of humira (one injection every two weeks for two months only) this is what gave me my little boy as my immune system used to prevent me carrying children. When I was given humira I didn't question it or do any research or anything I wanted a child that much I was prepared to do or take anything the doctor said! However I am wanting to do Ivf again but now I have my little boy I'm scared to death to take humira with everything I have read :( is it still risky if I'm only taking it for 2 months? All different types of cancer run in both sides of my immediate family and I have cancer anxiety also :( but I really want another baby too :( is it only a risk if your on it long term?

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Humira - fluid retention / kidney infection

I only received 2 injections of humira and had horrible loss of body water (peeing constantly). Two weeks later I ended up with a severe kidney infection. I will never get another shot, but I'm experiencing swelling in my legs and want to know if all the side effects will soon go away? I am sticking back with my remicade!

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