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Humira

Humira

Hi, I was just diagnosed with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis two weeks ago. My Dr. prescribed humira. After reading about this drug I am nervous about taking it. I would love some feedback from anyone who has used this drug. How effective was/is it? Did you have any side effects? How long does it take to start working? Would you recommend based on your experience? Any info you can give is greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance!!

A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

Hey Deb32, Humira worked great for about a year. Almost 7-8 months in my face began to feel and look swollen. Especially around my eyes. Rhemutologist then prescribe Enbrel. Often these meds can loose their effect after awhile. I keep a journal on this journey!

posted 4 months ago
A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

Hello 👋🏼! I’m on Humira and I’ve been on it for a while. Like anything else it takes a while. After my second injection I started getting better. Few side effects but they went away as I used it. Everyone is different. I’ve been using it for fifteen years and it’s still working for me. I also used Enbrel but the doctor switched me to the Humira. I take vitamins and supplements to combat the adverse effects. And also exercise I keep myself moving. I also talk to my doctor if any changes. What can I say it’s working for me. Wish you well and hope this helps you. 🤓

posted 3 months ago
A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

I am just going into my 3rd month of using Humira I have been told that it takes up to 3 months to see improvement. So far it is not any worse but not any improvement yet.

posted 4 months ago
A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

I really appreciate Humira.
After all keeping inflammation down it's key to all injuries you know

posted 4 months ago
A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

My husband just started this this last week. The doctor said that what you read about it is much worse than what it actually is. They did a blood test, then we will do a follow up in a month, then 3 months, then every 6 months after that. I believe they will do blood tests at each one to check the liver. Our doctor gave us his cell phone number, so we can ask Jim any questions anytime. Also Humira has a hotline you can call anytime to talk about symptoms, concerns etc. You just have to be careful if you get sick and make sure you tell your doctor and stuff. I'll have to keep you updated. My husband has bad psoriasis that has turned into psoriatic arthris as well and we don't really have much else to try to overcome this nightmare.

posted 4 months ago
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