I’m curious if anyone has experienced coming down with a virus while taking a biologic?
I’m on Humira and it works exceptionally well in me. To be honest I’ve sometimes wondered if it works TOO well. I know that sounds like an odd thing to say but I experienced relief from my symptoms the very next day after my first injection. Within two weeks they were gone completely.
For a lot of people that sounds like a dream. But I’ve wondered if the Humira works SO well in me that I could be sick and not realize what it was because of the extreme suppression of the inflammation in my body? I have read cases online of people saying that when they get sick while taking Humira, they don’t get a fever. And I wonder if that happened to me recently.
I recently flew out to Colorado and when I got back i felt … off. Then it went from off to not being able to eat without feeling nauseous. My gastroenterologist was so concerned about my symptoms that he got me in for an upper endoscopy within a few days. Everything came back negative.
I’m getting my appetite back. Slowly. I can eat now without feeling completely nauseous but there’s still a pang in my stomach, especially after lunch. I’m also not dizzy like I was two weeks ago when I felt constantly car sick. That’s the best way I can think of to describe it. And my head isn’t pounding like it was.
I just wonder if maybe I got a virus on the plane but couldn’t tell what it was because the Humira works so well in me that it was suppressing some of the symptoms you’d typically get with a virus like fever and chills. And that, also because of the Humira, it’s been taking my body a long time to get rid of it.
Just curious if my experience matches anyone else’s? I still don’t definitively know what the issue is … or was. I’m just trying to figure it out.