Welcome to both new people. I have psoriatic arithirits and am on Humira for it. It has been 3 and a half months now. I am seeing improvement with my skin, finally. It helped the arhtritis from the beginning. I am weaning off of prednisone and the joint pain was miserable at first. The Humira is really helping me it.
Have you been diagnosed with RA or OA? I believe AS is an arthritic illness, but could be wrong. I am new to these diagnoises too. What are you doing for the arthritic pain?
I don't know much about
Crohns except that a lot of people on Healing Well have it and it is very painful disease that requires constant treatement . My GI doctor that I go to for the autoimmune disease has Crohns disease. Someone mentioned medications working for more than one disease.
While I was on prednisone, it took care of the liver enzymes, getting them down, and worked well on the Psoriatic Arthritis. But, prednisone is not a medication that can be used for a prolonged period of time. There are too many side effects.
I have my Humira pen sitting right here in front of me, about
to take the injection. When I take it out of the frig. I let it sit out fof an hour or so. I have heard that it hurts less that way. I have to have blood work every 2 weeks, and I will see the Dermatologist in another 2 weeks to decide whether to stay on it or not. It has taken so long for me to see any results with the psoriasis. I have heard that Enbrel works best for Psoriasis and Humira for Arthritis, but both are prescribed for PA.
I will just have to see. Like I said I am finally seeing some pretty dramatic results with my skin which has been very difficult to manage.
Just rambling here.. lol.. God Bless everyone!!
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