Opinion on starting Humira at age 15

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Hey guys,

My sister, who is only 15, has been diagnosed with HS for about 6 months. She is considered Hurley Stage 2 and has tried antibiotics and creams. We took her to an allergy clinic and they said she had no food allergies but could she still be intolerant to nightshade or other food? And also they want to start Humira. The insurance has just approved it but I've heard very scary things about it and I'm scared to have her on this at such a young age. Can anyone help share their experiences?

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    Mine started at 13 years of age 23 years later and happening im now severe stage 3

    I was on humira my symptoms were I felt I had the flu my body hurt all over

    So hope this works for her

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    Ive had really good success with a tumeric supplement. Be sure to get a brand with added black pepper as it aids in absorption. She could also try to take a break from nightshades to see if it gets any better. Also, I've heard a lot about HS coming back with a vengeance after antibiotics. You might want to get her to take some probiotics to help the healthy bacteria in her body and to boost her immune system. Best of luck to you! She is very lucky to have such s concerned brother!

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    I would say that it's worth trying to do some elimination of certain foods to see if it helps. Although the Drs are saying she doesn't have food allergies, certain foods do have strong links with this condition. The medical profession don't like it when we don't rely solely on them and their "cures"!

    ?My own dietary link is dairy, if I stay off it I can have a really good improvement and stay relatively symptom free. Fot others it's the nightshades. Help your sister to try it out, and like someone else said, well done for being so supportive.

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