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Is there an immune system build up after discontinuing Humira

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Riordan
37 years experience Rheumatology
Humira (adalimumab): The body makes tnf- Alpha as one of the proteins involved in systemic inflammation. When any tnf blocker is stopped inflammation will usually increas ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Roschmann
45 years experience Rheumatology
Humira (adalimumab) Clearance: It takes about 5-6 x the "half life" for the body to metabolize / excrete a medication from the body. The "half life" of Humira (adalimumab) is 10-20 ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Efremov
42 years experience Internal Medicine
No simple answer: Some physicians use t cell subsets to measure immune impairment but there are many other tests. It is actually quite hard to quantify easily.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience Rheumatology
Not definitive: It lowers resistance, but unclear how much. Essential is avoiding infectious exposure. Avoid individuals who have had live vaccines - for 30 days af ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
MD supervision: Is mandatory while using those strong medications, counseling is important too, which I'm sure happened, yes steroids and biologicals suppress the imm ... Read More
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Dr. Scott Diede
28 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Talk w/ nutritonist: Not all noni juice formulations are the same. Before having your son consume any, i would bring in the bottle to your next visit to have your oncologi ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cyma Khalily
34 years experience Psychiatry
YES: Similar to antidepressants, olanzepine does reach a steady state level and so it is important to take the medications as prescribed. However, unlike a ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
20 years experience Rheumatology
See below: Patients are more apt to develop resistance to biologic if they are not on methotrexate. However; not all patients are candidate to be on methotrexat ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Ancient system: The ancient benefit of your allergy system is to fight infections with and get rid of parasites.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Healthy diet: In general probably foods high in good healthy nutrients like lots of veggies, berries and fruit. However, you may want to ask your oncologist to re ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Canker sores: Most people who develop canker sores do not suffer from a compromised immune system. Stress and local irritation are often the cause.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Roque immune system: I think one need to think more about a rogue immune reaction thereby causing autoimmune disorder instead of an overactive one. An autoimmune problem ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Research ongoing: Some experts feel that good bacteria block some of the harmful reactions in ulcerative colitis. I feel that taking probiotics may help and certainly s ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Canker sores: Possible triggers for canker sores include: a minor injury to your mouth from dental work, overzealous brushing, sports mishaps, spicy or acidic food ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
38 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Suppresses immune: Mtx is used to suppress the immune system . Doctors often use lab tests like RA factor or ANA levels to ascertain how active the disease is . Mtx can ... Read More
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Bodzin
50 years experience General Surgery
Yes, partly: Infliximab lowers your ability to fight infection. You should be very careful about keeping your body clean-more than usual. The abscess should be ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Gaffney
24 years experience Psychiatry
Bypass IgA?: The flu vaccine induces cellular production of IgA, IgG, & IgM. Moreover, increasing herd immunity through vaccines protects those who are unable ... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
See below: Once you have stopped taking enbrel, (etanercept) the immune system should become more responsive on its own. There is no way to "boost" the immune s ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Unlikely: clarithromycin might not be the right antibiotic for male genital tract infection/sepsis, as you described, please your doctor/urologist for evaluatio ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
32 years experience Neurology
Not Really: Even though, Fludrocortisone is a steroid, it is a different type of steroid and will not immunosuppress you. It really is one of the effective means ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
21 years experience Medical Oncology
It can!: Lymphoma is technically a cancer of lymphocytes, which are immune cells. The abnormal cancerous lymphocytes fill up lymph nodes and bone marrow, crowd ... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
38 years experience Psychiatry
Just as long as 1st: When you are off meds for over a month, I would expect it to take as long to work as when you first started. You may have the advantage of knowing th ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
24 years experience Rheumatology
Good question: Ironically people with autoimmune diseases have an immune system that is reved up against normal parts of the body yet also is not efficient at fighti ... Read More
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