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   Posted 3/12/2008 9:57 PM (GMT -6)   
I went to my dr and she said since the prednisone is not working she wants me to try Humira. I am really excited about this because I am so tired and so tired of being sick and just surviving. I want my life back. I am researching Humira more this week and then I have to meet with one more dr next Tuesday. I am hoping my insurance won't fight it, but we tried pentasa, entocort, and prednisone. It's humira or surgery, so I am hoping they will go for humira. Let me know what you all think I would love opinions and suggestions. My aunt has a friend who LOVES humira and has had one flare in the last couple years. My dr also said it is category B for pregancy, so I can have more children later on. I am really excited about humira because it has given me hope again and I have felt so hopeless and helpless for so long. It is so hard being sick and NOT getting better. I have run out of sick leave so I drag myself to work everyday. I will let everyone know what my dr says on Tuesday. Hopefully everything will be a go.
27 year old female dx with CD in 2001. Pentasa 4 g/day, Prednisone 30 mg/day, Amytripaline 25mg/day, Lexapro 20 mg/day, Maxalt 10 mg as needed. Mother of son, 3, and daughter, 6 months.  

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Date Joined Oct 2004
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   Posted 3/13/2008 3:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Kgirlie,
I pray that your insurance lets you do Humira,
Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital
in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.
 My GI doctor has me on Asacol, Dicyclomine,Imuran,Celebrex and Remicade. B-12 injection once a month.
My Internest doctor has me on Lisnopril-HTCZ and Folic Acid. Diagnosed
with Osteoarthritis July 2007

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Date Joined Apr 2007
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   Posted 3/13/2008 8:52 AM (GMT -6)   

Goood Morning Kgirlie,

I hope you get the Humira too.  I do not know how all of you manage to get to work feelig ill and I have to give you huge kudos for doing that.

My best to you

Kitt, Moderator: Anxiety ~ Panic  ~ Crohn's
*~* *~*
It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.~Mahatma Gandhi~

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Date Joined Jun 2006
Total Posts : 267
   Posted 3/13/2008 11:14 AM (GMT -6)   
I can't speak for everyone but for me the Humira has improved my quality of life by 75%, meaning I feel 75% better than I did before I began Humira last October. My colonoscopy in January showed that all but one of my ulcers had healed and my inflammation has gone way down. I couldn't be happier because before I started Humira my life was miserable because I was in such pain from the CD. I can actually do things again and have some sort of a life...haha.
I truly hope that your insurance co. approves you for Humira, and that you have great results too!
"Difficult things take a long time,
impossible things a little longer. " ~Author Unknown
Marci, 38 years young, Rockledge, FL
Dx with Crohn's disease March 2006
Currently on bi-weekly Humira, daily 6mg Entocort, daily 2-3x 5mg hydrocodone (for pain), and daily 75mg Effexor,
plus 2x per day heavy iron supplements for anemia,
calcium supplement, daily multi-vitamin,

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