On Humira...should i be taking any tests?

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Date Joined Dec 2007
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   Posted 2/8/2008 10:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey everyone
I recently started using humira and am beginning my maintenance doses. are there any tests i should be taking in order to look for certain side effects or prevent them?
25 y/o female- crohns disease since 14
Ileostomy pending-very worried
Tried asacol,pentasa,prednisone,remicade,6mp,azasan, no avail
Seatons placed
Worst year ever!

"For God has not given us the spirit of fear....."
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Temp Ileostomy performed 1/29/08
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Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 289
   Posted 2/9/2008 11:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi,I have monthly CBC's ,and chemistry levels,and I have drug levels every 3-6 months. How are you feeling from your surgery?

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Date Joined Jan 2006
Total Posts : 355
   Posted 2/9/2008 1:20 PM (GMT -6)   
I have never been given any specific tests after starting Humira. I am to the point where I barely see my G.I. doctor. I saw him once last year. I am doing so well. We communicate over email if I have any concerns. Isn't that crazy? I used to go monthly for years and years.

Aimee =)
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Date Joined Jun 2004
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   Posted 2/9/2008 3:00 PM (GMT -6)   
I see my GI every 3-4 months now - we do bloodwork once a quarter or so to make sure things are okay but that's it.

When on Remicade, I had labs much more often.

I, too, used to see my GI way too often (every week or two) and am thankful I don't have to see him that often anymore (or shall I say, right now!).
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