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#516524 01/29/17 11:32 PM
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Surely somone has experience of using this. I have been offered it. Quite excited st the prospect of not having to take Meloxicam every evening and coming not off the no starch diet!!!

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I am on another Anti_TNF one known as Enbrel. I doubt if there is all that much difference between Enbrel and Humira. The Enbrel was the best ever medication I have ever been on for my A.S. After 20 years the effect seems to be wearing off so I am hopping to go on to Humira. When I first went on Enbrel it was a life changing drug. Many others have had the same excellent effect. So I wish you all the best with it.

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Thank you!!

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Take it, they are good. I am on Enbrel too, very good pain removal medicine. Improved my looks too!!

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On Enbrel last 10 years or so. Best thing I was ever on but unfortunately ther affect seems to be wearing off so I hope to switch to Humera soon as!

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I have been on Humira for about 18months.
Have not had any issues with it and have also not had many AS issues since starting it.
Has basically turned me back into a fully functioning human smile

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I've been on Humira since June 2013. Its been very helpful, nothing negative to report.

I do still flare, but the flare symptoms are a lot more mild than what they once were.

Its given me my life back.

This past month, my neck was in a pretty nasty flare, but it hasn't been that bad in years and its mostly better now....even at its worst, the humira that I took 2-3 times during the flare did help it. So did a course of steroids for a week.

But really I was needing steroids every 2-3 months before, now since humira, I can count on one hand the number of times I've needed steroids to get me over a flare.



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I took it for about 4-5 months. Unlike the other 4 biologics I've taken, this one decreased my WBC, specifically the neutrophils, by a great deal. Eventually, doc stopped it and counts returned to normal.


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I was on Humira for almost 3 years and it was a Godsend - took away most of my pain, helped me function again.

I know there's no proven correlation between Anti TNF and cancer, but 3 years later I was diagnosed with breast cancer and had to stop treatment.

Do I regret taking Humira? - not a bloody chance. It gave me my life back, if only for a few years. But I'd still do it again.

I'd say, go for it.

Good luck, Monza

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I hope Humira will prove to work as well for you as Remicade has for me! I'm into my 13th year on Remicade, which is also a TNF-a inhibitor, and it seriously gave me my life back. Fortunately I've had no problems on it and it continues to work like magic. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it will keep doing so.

Good luck!
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