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Could long term Humira cause any neurological issues?

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Posted on Mon, 18 May 2015
Question: Could Humira long term cause any neurological issues? We've rulled out cva, MS and myasthenia. Thank you
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Answered by Dr. Panagiotis Zografakis (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
It mays cause some

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

humira (adalimumab) may cause headache frequently (12%). It may also cause demyelinating disorders like optic neuritis or Guillain-Barre syndrome and cerebrovascular events (subdural hematoma), confusion, tremor and paresthesia. Adalimumab may also cause a myasthenia syndrome.

I hope I've helped!
Kind Regards!
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Panagiotis Zografakis (19 minutes later)
What type if Dr. Should i see to help me?
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Answered by Dr. Panagiotis Zografakis (0 minute later)
Brief Answer:
Please inform me about your symptoms

Detailed Answer:
If you would inform me about the symptoms that bother you, I would be able to give you a more accurate answer.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Panagiotis Zografakis (7 minutes later)
Facial and eye droop, blurred vision on left side, left foot turned in, left hand with cramping on intentional movement, problems with fine motor skills- texting, plugging in cell, clumsy, unbalanced, and hoarse, slurred, speech and hard to swallow , fatigue, jerking muscles that wake me out of sleep. This is 2nd episode- last one in November. Last about 3 weeks. Correlates with
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Answered by Dr. Panagiotis Zografakis (1 minute later)
Brief Answer:
A neurologist is the right specialist

Detailed Answer:
Something is missing from you answer but I got the idea. These symptoms can be attributed to Humira but other potential problems have to be ruled out first.
You should see a neurologist for further investigation.

Kind Regards!
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Panagiotis Zografakis (33 minutes later)
They did do mri with and without contrast, ct no cva, no myasthenia. Would rheum help if neuro cannot?
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Answered by Dr. Panagiotis Zografakis (3 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Your symptoms are neurological

Detailed Answer:
Your symptoms "belong" to the neurologist. The neurologist should conduct tests to explain them. The rheumatologists are very experienced with humira though.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Could long term Humira cause any neurological issues?

Brief Answer: It mays cause some Detailed Answer: Hello, humira (adalimumab) may cause headache frequently (12%). It may also cause demyelinating disorders like optic neuritis or Guillain-Barre syndrome and cerebrovascular events (subdural hematoma), confusion, tremor and paresthesia. Adalimumab may also cause a myasthenia syndrome. I hope I've helped! Kind Regards!