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06-02-2017, 11:05 PM   #1
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Just Started Humira. What am I in for?

Hi everyone! This is my first post here. I was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease in 2008. After being on Prednisone and hating it, I managed my systems with diet for 8 years. I would have flairs every so often, but for the most part, the diet worked. Not so anymore. My symptoms manafiest themselves extra-gastronomically -- mostly joint pain, oral ulcers, and fissures. About four months ago I started getting painful blisters all over my body and the diagnosis was that it was related to the Crohn's. So, I decided to bite the bullet and try Humira. I had my first loading dose last night. Sure the shots burn, but I'm more worried about side effects. So far I feel fine. I haven't grown a second head.

What can I expect? Do side effects happen right away, or does it take time? When will I start to reap the benefits of taking Humira? I'd love to hear your stories both good and bad.

Thanks.
06-02-2017, 11:51 PM   #2
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Welcome. I was on Humira for a while last year and didn't notice any side effects. Everyone is different but I have read the longest where it could take effect was six months. Have you gone to a rheumatologist about your joint pain?
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06-03-2017, 07:55 AM   #3
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I just got bad joint pain about a week after my loading dose. Feels like I worked out too hard the night before.

Crohn's felt great though! It worked that quickly for me.


06-04-2017, 06:08 AM   #4
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Hi. Im 17 and i started humira 2 weeks ago. I didn't feel a thing when injecting and haven't had any side affects. My next loading does in 2 days. In fact I actually feel the effects working now others have said up to 6 months. No side effects for me.
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