• Vanessa Collins Vanessa Collins
    October 03, 2011
    Anyone else feel as though they are walking on rocks?
    Vanessa Collins Vanessa Collins
    October 03, 2011

    Humira is helping my fatigue and pain in most of my joints. This med has given me more relief than any other med I have tried.  I still have a problem with my feet that has actually gotten worse. If I get too tired, or if I take my pain meds late, I can barely walk. I short of have to shuffle along. I have orthotics and good shoes, but I still feel as though I am trying to walk on rocks.  Any idea what causes this?  Any suggestions?  I will mention it to my rheumy when I see her in a couple of weeks, but thought I would check here to see if anyone else had this issue and had any suggestions for relief.

     

    Thanks much

    V

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  • Lene  Andersen
    Health Guide
    October 03, 2011
    Lene  Andersen
    Health Guide
    October 03, 2011

    is it at any particular part of the foot? I use a lot of problems with the joints just below my toes and it very much felt like walking on rocks. It was a damage-related issue.

     

    let us know what your rheumatologist says?

    • Vanessa Collins
      October 04, 2011
      Vanessa Collins
      Health Guide
      October 04, 2011

      Hi, Lene,

       

      My ankles just hurt, and sometimes they throb.  The tendons on the inside of both feet are very sore.  My arches are collapsing, for lack of a better term. Now that I think about it, I feel like I am walking on rocks right behind my toes, on the first third of my feet. So strange.  Maybe my Humira shot tomorrow will help!

       

      Blessings,

      V

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    • Lene  Andersen
      October 04, 2011
      Lene  Andersen
      Health Guide
      October 04, 2011

      yup, sounds like what I experienced. it's the "knuckles" on your feet that are probably having a fair bit of inflammation and it's quite possible that it will simmer down once your RA gets suppressed. How long have you been on Humira now?

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    • Vanessa Collins
      October 04, 2011
      Vanessa Collins
      Health Guide
      October 04, 2011

      Tonight will be my third shot, Lene, and boy am I ready for it.  I never thought I'd say this, but I look forward to self-injecting Humira.  It just helps me so much, but it wears off about four days before the next shot is due.  I'm hoping when I get more shots under my belt, so to speak, it will last the whole two weeks.  Brad told me he has to give himself a shot every week. How many shots does it take to reach the maximum beneft a person will see from Humira, Lene.  Would you happen to know?  I see my rheumy on the 18th.  I have some issues with my right elbow, too.  I have to exercise it every day or I start losing range of mostion.  It hs been swollen for months.  The left elbow is swollen, too, but it isn't as bad as the right one.  Then there are my swollen ankles.  Will the swelling evenutally go down?  Wow!  I am rattling on and on.  Sorry!

       

      Hope you are doing okay, Lene.  Are you feeling any better yet?

       

      Blessings,

      V

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    • Lene  Andersen
      October 05, 2011
      Lene  Andersen
      Health Guide
      October 05, 2011

      much better, although I've been burning the candle at both ends and in the middle this week...

       

      when I started taking Humira, I had more of a slow build experience. However, in the end, my doctor told me to mess with the dosing schedule as it seemed I needed and I ended up having to take it every nine or ten days, which I still do. It took about two months, maybe a little more before I really started getting durable results and I've heard other people say that it can take up to three months to really kick in. If it works for you - and it seems as if signs are positive that way (knock wood) - you may go into remission. Which means no more swelling, much less fatigue, much less pain. Pretty much your life back. I was pretty messed up when I started Humira and it took me a long time to gain back my strength. In some ways, I think I'm still getting better, getting stronger and I've been on it since 2007!

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    • bridee
      June 24, 2015
      bridee
      June 24, 2015
      It sounds like you have Mortons Neuroma V. READ MORE
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