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Date: 05.03.2011
From: emma

Subject: adalimumab (trade name humira) need information

my rheumy is currently talking about putting me on this drug. im really unsure about it,has anyone or is anyone on this,need all the help and info i can get.please help!! thank you emma.
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Date: 05.03.2011
From: davina

Subject: Re: adalimumab (trade name humira) need information

hi emma i guest the rheumy was understanding with you regarding the sulfa.
my knees are so bad at the mo i'm going to see my gp as my right knee is worse and feels as if i have a dvt like the right knee started. ( i'm just so upset and depressed about no one helping me and the pain sometimes is to much).

how are you emma, i see that your now on humira, are you taking anything with that?
did you talk about having a baby with him?

davina, xx t/c
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Date: 05.03.2011
From: Lorraine

Subject: Re: adalimumab (trade name humira) need information

Hi Emma, ive been on humira for 3year, it takes about 3-6months to kick in but i have had hardly any flare ups, i have to inject every two weeks you get used to it.. My knee is killing at the moment but that is the first bad flare up in taking it so it does work, i havent had any side effects at all. hope this helps loz if you want to talk via email my address is lozreed@fsmail.net ...x
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Date: 05.03.2011
From: cookie

Subject: Re: adalimumab (trade name humira) need information

Does anyone know if these meds are derived from humans or are synthetic am awaiting assesment to start but doe have concerns if they are derived from human sources about the risk of cjd, hepatitis etc xxx
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Date: 06.03.2011
From: cathy

Subject: Re: adalimumab (trade name humira) need information

Hi Emma I am quite new to the forum and Humira. I have injected myself 4 times so far. I may have AS and RA and i instantly noticed my back pain go. I don't look forward to doing it and i don't like injecting myself but i am told it takes a while to kick in so i am going to carry on. It stings for a few seconds and its easier to inject in the tummy than the leg. The side effects i have had are stomach pains and vomiting but i know when this is coming now so prepare myself. In the beginning i had migraines but they tell you about this. I am told this drug has changed lives so its worth a try.Good luck.
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Date: 07.03.2011
From: emma

Subject: Re: adalimumab (trade name humira) need information

hi davina,seeing rheumy on friday but been having test as he wants to put me on injections but the side effects are a bit scary. i think if i have another baby i dont know if i would be able to look after it properly,i seem to be getting worse,like you my knee and ankle hurt and i have a fat calf after the last visit to rheumy thought i had dvt.i hope you get yourself sorted take care emma x
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Date: 07.03.2011
From: emma

Subject: Re: adalimumab (trade name humira) need information

thanks lorraine,thats a bit reassuring it just scared me that i read somewhere about a slim chance of cancer. then that made me panic.i know i need to be injected now as tablets not working. joints nearly eveywhere hurting at the moment. thanks once again take care. emma x
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Date: 07.03.2011
From: emma

Subject: Re: adalimumab (trade name humira) need information

thanks cathy,i think it is worth a try i think i will give it a go and see,if i dont get on with it i will try some thing else. thanks once again cathy. take care emma x
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