I am concerned for my 20 year old daughter who was diagnosed with RA a few months ago.
Initially she was put on Methotrexate & steroids. She had trouble with Methotrexate (caused shortness of breath) and had to stop it.
Then started on Sulfasalazine and her RA symptoms actually worsened & she was taken off of it.
He now is decreasing her steroids slowly & she had her 1st dose of Humira yesterday.
Today she had much worse pain in her knees and ankles, and a lot of swelling just below her kneecaps. She has not experienced this much swelling before. This is not mentioned as a side effect of Humira.
We are wondering if anyone else has had this experience when starting Humira or if you think it might just be a coincidence of the 1st injection & she is actually just having a worsening of her RA symptoms? Concerned. This has been a lot to take in, in a very short period of time. Thank you.