I am new here!!
I have had crohns for 15 years now.
During these years I have taken, Asacol, 6mp, salofalk, prednisone, and been on antibiotics.
Most of these medications worked well for a few years.
I have now been taking Humira for about a year since the other meds stopped working. I have been feeling great since taking humira!!The only side affect I get is cold sores on my lips and really bad.
I take Humira every 3 weeks and have been perscribed Valtrex for the cold sores which happen always a few days after the injection.
In the other emails below it mentions that some of you had miscarriages.
Is this because of the humira???
I am 33 years old and want to try having a baby this year. I know not many tests have been done on pregnant woman when taking Humira. my doctor said the most important thing is for me not get a flare during the pregnancy. It seems the doctor is pushing me towards taking the Humira while pregnant. He said he has had a few patients who were pregnant while taking Humira and both mother and baby have not had any problems that he has seen.I will also have to be followed as a high risk pregnancy. I am just nervous about taking any medication while pregnant.
What about breast feeding? Can this be done while taking Humira?
I would really like appreciate all the info on mother's who were pregnant while taking humira and breast feeding.