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New to Humira

Posted by @helloshelly7969, Sep 30, 2017

Hello, just started using Humira along with Methotrexate,prednisone and folic acid to combat RA and OA. Hoping for what to expect other than what the doctor reported. Thanks for your sharing and support!

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Hello @helloshelly7969 – I have PMR and can share that prednisone was the magic pill for me. My first occurrence of PMR over 10 years ago I was put on 20 mg dosage of prednisone and it took me 3 years to taper off. My PMR went into remission for six years and then my PMR came out of remission a year ago last August. I was put back on a dose of 20 mg prednisone which again took care of the pain. I’m now at 5 mg and will trying to lower the dose to 4-1/2 mg next week. The only side effect I have had from the prednisone is some weight gain. The first occurrence it was a real problem for me. The second time around I’ve learned and changed my eating habits and eat more healthy.

I’m tagging a few other Connect members who have mentioned Humira in their posts – @marylou705, @barens2, @jay_baruch, are you able to share any experience with taking Humira?

John

@johnbishop

Hello @helloshelly7969 – I have PMR and can share that prednisone was the magic pill for me. My first occurrence of PMR over 10 years ago I was put on 20 mg dosage of prednisone and it took me 3 years to taper off. My PMR went into remission for six years and then my PMR came out of remission a year ago last August. I was put back on a dose of 20 mg prednisone which again took care of the pain. I’m now at 5 mg and will trying to lower the dose to 4-1/2 mg next week. The only side effect I have had from the prednisone is some weight gain. The first occurrence it was a real problem for me. The second time around I’ve learned and changed my eating habits and eat more healthy.

I’m tagging a few other Connect members who have mentioned Humira in their posts – @marylou705, @barens2, @jay_baruch, are you able to share any experience with taking Humira?

John

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Thank you for your reply and sharing. My experience so far with Humira seems to be similar to when I started Methotrexate. Fatigue and a little depression has been my experience but hopeful that as with Methotrexate these symptoms will stop in time.

I have also just started on Humira. I Take Prednisone PRN. I am experiencing such fatigue and muscle weakness. I have PsA, but my brother has RA.

@marylou705

I have also just started on Humira. I Take Prednisone PRN. I am experiencing such fatigue and muscle weakness. I have PsA, but my brother has RA.

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I hear ya. My family asked me what I had for dinner and I realized that I have lost my appetite. Hopefully these will pass soon. See my doc on Monday. Maybe she will have an idea that will help. I will let you know. Rest your mind and breathe, that is my go to during this fatigue. Take care.

@johnbishop

Hello @helloshelly7969 – I have PMR and can share that prednisone was the magic pill for me. My first occurrence of PMR over 10 years ago I was put on 20 mg dosage of prednisone and it took me 3 years to taper off. My PMR went into remission for six years and then my PMR came out of remission a year ago last August. I was put back on a dose of 20 mg prednisone which again took care of the pain. I’m now at 5 mg and will trying to lower the dose to 4-1/2 mg next week. The only side effect I have had from the prednisone is some weight gain. The first occurrence it was a real problem for me. The second time around I’ve learned and changed my eating habits and eat more healthy.

I’m tagging a few other Connect members who have mentioned Humira in their posts – @marylou705, @barens2, @jay_baruch, are you able to share any experience with taking Humira?

John

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John, I just responded.

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