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Have rheumatoid arthritis. Safe to take humira injection?

I am a 58 years old male. I have found out that I have RA; I am a bit afraid to start with Humira, because of the side effects. To my surprise the doctor didn t tell me to go on a diet or exercise. I am 6 4 and my weight is 326 lbs. My question is shuld I start injecting myself with Humira or diet and exercise. Ah put up with the pain and inflamation. Thank you for your help
Asked On : Fri, 11 Jan 2013
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thank you.
there are many options of treatment of RA.
NSAID is used for reduction of inflammation & pain.
there are many disease modifying drugs which acts slowly but very beneficial as-methotrexate,sulfasalazine etc.
steroid occasionally used.
if all of these measures failed then biological agents used like humira (adalimumab) can be used.
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