Life With HUMIRA Video Transcript
[LESLIE]: I had noticed, and really realized that HUMIRA was working. I had won a gift certificate for massage, and I could go have a beauty day with my girlfriends. And I felt comfortable in the betterment of my symptoms. It was a great massage.
[LESLIE]: I love planning trips, travel, road trips, I like to go to state capitals, it's my thing. I know, I'm weird. And I was like, "You know what, I'm gonna do it. I'm gonna see every state. I'll go to every capital of every state."
[MARCUS]: Me and my family like to get together, cook something, and just relax and watch the football game.
[LINDA]: I like walking. When I put some headphones in, I'm just walking. I feel like I have time for myself, and to actually think about life.
[MARCUS]: I took a chance on, you know, doing the HUMIRA and seeing what kind of outcome I would have. And it's been great.
[LESLIE]: At about three months, I would say I saw a decrease in abscesses, probably roughly to about 40 to 50% already.
[MARCUS]: I see my dermatologist now every three to six months. He makes sure that everything's still going well with the HUMIRA.
[LINDA]: I'm so happy that I'm taking HUMIRA.
[MARCUS]: Today, there is a lot more information out there for HS patients, whether it be online groups or medical groups.
[MARCUS]: If somebody were to post something in a group and asking about anything HS-related, we're all just ready to chime in and give our opinion or share our experiences and try to help each other out.
[LINDA]: Me talking about this just make me feel so much better. You know, when you feel like you have something on your shoulders, just me talking about that was just like, I can like, feel less weight on me.
[LESLIE]: Opening yourself up and providing that vulnerability can really make such an amazing difference.
[LINDA]: I know there's a lot of people that it's my age that they don't like to talk about them having HS because they're embarrassed. I was scared at first to like post a video because you know, sometimes you like a guy or you’re talking with a guy and you haven't even told him what's going on in your body. So I was like, “Okay, is this gonna be big because like they're gonna know what's going on.” And I was very surprised of how supportive people was being with me. I mean, it was just such a good thing for me to do.
[LESLIE]: If what I've been through and what I can share could help somebody, that's what it's all about.
HUMIRA can lower your ability to fight infections, including tuberculosis. Serious, sometimes fatal infections and cancers, including lymphoma, have happened; as have blood, liver, and nervous system problems, serious allergic reactions, and new or worsening heart failure. Before treatment, get tested for TB. Tell your doctor if you’ve been to areas where certain fungal infections are common, and if you’ve had TB, hepatitis B, are prone to infections, or have flu-like symptoms or sores. Don’t start HUMIRA if you have an infection.
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