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Connection between HUMIRA and Fatigue?

I have been diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis, and have started HUMIRA (2 doses taken). Before starting HUMIRA, I was somewhat fatigued. It was manageable because of a strong caffeine addiction. Now, however, the fatigue is unmanageable. I increased the amount of time I have been sleeping quite a bit (getting close to 8hrs a night now!), but the fatigue is near debilitating. I can barely complete school assignments and tasks at my job. Anyone else experienced this? Thoughts?

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Hi ,I suffer from fatigue badly,it may not be the Humira as I don’t think the fatigue has got any worse since starting taking it I’ve been on it for about 4years.

Hope you get the same benefit from taking it as I have.

Regards Mike

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I'm not on humira, but have been on a number of fatigue inducing drugs, some quite debilitatinly so. The fatigue usually does pass after a few weeks if you are able to stick with it.

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Fatigue was my main symptom before being diagnosed with AS 2 years ago. My rheumy said the fatigue was caused by my body fighting the inflammation that was running unchecked. I am on cimzia, not humira, but I didn't experience worsening fatigue when I started it. It took 6 months for cimzia to make any noticeable difference, so you may find your fatigue improves in a few months time.

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I’m always wiped out for a few days after my Humira injections. This disease, in and of itself, causes extreme fatigue. Hugs and hope it settles out for you!

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