Has anyone tried Humira to treat HS?

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I'm in stage three of HS and my dermatologist has suggested Humira.  We've tried A LOT of other things already like diet and antibiotics but I have had no success.  From what I've read, it's a new treatment for HS.   Has anyone tried this yet?  Humira is used for other autoimmune disorders like Crohns Disease.   The side effects seem pretty harsh but at this point I'm pretty much willing to try anything. 

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    I've been suffering from H S for over 10 years. The only answer I got from doctors is that it was a bacterial infection. About a year ago I had another break out so bad I had to go to the emergency room to have them lanced (as I had to do many times). The nurse that was on duty told me I should see a dermatologist. I went to see a dermatologist, instantly she told me that I had H S. She told me that the FDA had recently approved Humira to treat H S. 1 shoot a week after the starter kit. 3 months later I'm amazed at the results, no new breakouts. Really amazing for me. Humira turned my life around

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    Hey peeps, i m totally glad that i can open up with my HS with pimples or what they call it under my arm with you because i think that you can totally understand what i say and how i feel. I m diagnosed with stage 2 HS for 4 years till now and i had a 1 year total remission in between, it came worse this time cause it used to appear in only one arm now came in both, i used numerous kinds of antibiotics for months and months with no remission , i also did laser treatment under my arm but it always came back. My doctor suggested Humera 3 weeks ago and i really did start it and have been since on these injections, my right arm has 90% been treated and my left is 50% cause it was worse in first place. I think it is a really good option for recurrent cases. YOU MUST GIVE IT A SHOT! Now i would desperately like to ask you 2 questions, first for people who are in complete remission now, for how long will i take it as i live in Egypt and this drug is so expensive in here, i scare i can't afford it for too long; second have you had any common SEs on you like these serious SEs i read about or is it safe on long term. I really hope you read this and answer me and thank you so much.

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    I have been researching information on hydrodenitus supprativa for my husband who had a chronic condition with huge boils under his armpit and buttocks for almost 20 years...it more recently was in his armpits though and he would have huge boils twice a month he would have to get drained. I had him try everything I found online from diet, soap changes etc....nothing worked. It got so bad that a doctor was going to skin graph his armpits. I found online something about humira possibly working on HS and convinced the doctor to let him try it. He was on the drug for 6 months and then stopped the humira. He has not had 1 boil since then. ...I hate to say hes cured but it's been really promising.....thought I would pass this along since I may be able to help others with this skin condition.

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