I was previously on Humira, but my doctors switched me because I had a really bad flare. On Humira I had some side effects, but they were manageable. I am miserable on Stelara. I am in college and can barely function. I am utterly exhausted and am experiencing mood swings and having trouble sitting still, as well as having nightmares and trouble remembering basic things. These things are not normal for me. I am also gaining weight even though I exercise and eat healthy amounts.
I really want to go back on the Humira, but my doctors say that since I had a flare while on it, it might not work for me. Have any of you had a flare on a medicine but continued on it and it still worked?
Does anyone have suggestions for other medicines? My doctors seem to think I've used up all my options. I can't do Remicade because I had a major allergic reaction.
I follow the SCD strictly, and have for years, but I am just feeling lost and a little hopeless. I don't know what direction to go, but being on Stelara is not really livable for me.