Biologics side affects

Posted by dokahi52 @dokahi52, Jan 23 1:38pm

I cannot take Entyvio due to massive swelling. Humira is ineffective. But my immune system is now shot due to over a year of taking Humira. Interested in side effects of biologics. I’m thinking of quitting them as they appear to be more harmful than good. Crohns does not affect me too much as long as I watch my diet. Fatigue being an issue at 70 y/o.

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I am using actemra and besides couching and sinuses I experience some brain fog at times..am 69 and have had no pain for 5 weeks now

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I have a diagnosis of psoriatic arthritis. I was on methotrexate and had lots side effects. hair loss yeast infections then i was on humira shots.. so so ill pneumonia cysts not good. i dont take anything but natural and cbd oil and cream does help for swelling days.

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@mercyreigns

I have a diagnosis of psoriatic arthritis. I was on methotrexate and had lots side effects. hair loss yeast infections then i was on humira shots.. so so ill pneumonia cysts not good. i dont take anything but natural and cbd oil and cream does help for swelling days.

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If possible, stay the course not using biologics to treat your psoriatic arthritis.

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@mercyreigns

I have a diagnosis of psoriatic arthritis. I was on methotrexate and had lots side effects. hair loss yeast infections then i was on humira shots.. so so ill pneumonia cysts not good. i dont take anything but natural and cbd oil and cream does help for swelling days.

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My older brother, who has psoriatric arthritis also, has found much relief from Cosentyx.

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@dontknowitall53

I am using actemra and besides couching and sinuses I experience some brain fog at times..am 69 and have had no pain for 5 weeks now

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Thanks for the reply. What is actemra?
Frannie

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@tedjones77494

If possible, stay the course not using biologics to treat your psoriatic arthritis.

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I am.. I try to drink alot of water. I exercise daily. To keep moving is a must and take detox baths they help. (;

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@richardab

My older brother, who has psoriatric arthritis also, has found much relief from Cosentyx.

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Thanks but.. I have long haul covid and my immune system is weak. I try alot of otc and natural remedies. No more biologics for me..2/2 times I got very ill.. am 68 single grandma need to keep moving, so I can play with my grands (:

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I have psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and was recently diagnosed with fibromyalgia Over 20 years I've bad reactions to Methotrexate, Humira (had to be given 2 infusions of Rituxan) Cosentx, and Orencia. I was taking Stelara w/o problems until Medicare stopped allowing me to go to the hospital for injections, and here's the kicker, wouldn't allow me to self-inject at home. I also take a .03 CBD oil morning and night and use a CBD cream. I'm 30 days in to taking Xeljanz, which is very expensive, but fingers crossed, it will give me my life back. When the biologics worked, I appreciated having them as an option.

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Looking for comments on Entyvio side effects. I have ulcerative colitis brought on by surgery to remove part of my colon due to a sigmoid stricture. After 2 years of treating symptoms and not getting much in the way of results I was put on Entyvio after a month long flare in early Fall. I finished my 3 "loading doses" 2 weeks apart at the end of DEC. It has solved all my problems! I then developed bronchitis a week later which progressed to vision symptoms including eyeball pain when moving them and then different versions of aural migraines w/no pain in a 2 week period. Got another one 2 days ago that has not gone away – going on 36 hours now. Spent yesterday in the ER being worked up for a stroke. CT scan, blood work, EKG showed no problems. They called in an ophthalmologist who said it was migraine, looked up ENTYVIO and said it's a side effect ….anyone have any similar experience? I'm a newbie – 79 yr old female in the care of a Gastro Dr as well as an ophthalmologist as I am scheduled for cataract surgery in one month. Bronchitis and vision problems are both listed in ENTYVIO side effects

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