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Being on Humira

No one likes to admit when someone is on medication especially when the side effects seem to become as painful as the illness. Humira’s (adalimumab) most common side effects are lost weight and a larger susceptibility to infection such as nasal or a chest infection, and stomach pain. I have only been on this drug for three months.

No one likes to admit when someone is on medication especially when the side effects seem to become as painful as the illness. Humira’s (adalimumab) most common side effects are lost weight and a larger susceptibility to infection such as nasal or a chest infection, and stomach pain. I have only been on this drug for three months.

 

I take the Humira Pen. It is a 40 mg dosage, which I take every other week or really give myself a shot. Before this, I was on no medication, and then I had a fistula growth, which forced my Crohn’s to be treated. I choose Humira.

There are many more side effects are less common, which I found Humira, did not list. Speaking from experience the one I experienced, constant constipation. Before this, I had been on prednisone and with that water weight gain. My doctor took an x-ray and there was water in my bowels. I started taking MiraLAX for the constipation.  If you are worried about weight gain I was never sure whether I was gaining weight or losing weight.  This up and down of weight gain drives me nuts.  I felt like I was fat from the constipation.

I began to research Humira more and more coming up with more and more information especially from the Federal Drug Administration (FDA).  They listed more of the less common side effects.

The stomach pain, which is mentioned as a side effect I experienced, was from gas for which I had a tremendous build up. I wished I had started taking the MiraLAX earlier.  The doctor says the Humira is working.

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  1. Hi, I take it for psorasis and was wondering if belching/chronic gas is a normal side effect? It seems to get worse right after I inject. Anyone else having this issue?

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