ENTOCORT & HUMIRA

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Trsora1
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   Posted 6/25/2008 11:59 AM (GMT -6)   
ANYONE HAVE EVER HEARD OF TAKING HUMIRA 2 X PER WEEK?  iSNT THE MAX 1 TIME PER WEEK?
 
HOW about ENTOCORT FOR UP TO A YEAR?

Nanners
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   Posted 6/25/2008 12:03 PM (GMT -6)   
I have always heard that Humira was every other week, with a few doing the weekly shots. And yes I have heard of people using the full dose of 9 mg Entocort for awhile then weaning down and staying on just 3 mg. I don't think any steroid for too long is good for our bones though. JMHO
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.


karendee
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   Posted 6/25/2008 1:16 PM (GMT -6)   

I have been on Entocort for over 1 year. I am switching to Humira and will take 1 time every 2 weeks. I will wean off entocort when the Humira starts working.

Karen


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Karen (Karendee)

Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease  March 2007 On 150mg Azathioprine (generic Imuran), Pentasa, & Entocort Switching to Humira June 2008 will wean off Pentasa and Entocort

Diagnosed w/  Fibromyalgia May 2007 also on Soma - Also on Prilosec for reflux.

 

 


Trsora1
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Date Joined Nov 2007
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   Posted 6/25/2008 1:23 PM (GMT -6)   
karen hope it works

i have been on humira since oct of 07 and now going to 1 x a week for humira and have to stay on entocort for a year. But i guess i should be glad that i have been off predisone for almost 4 weeks and dont have to go back on that. I havent been able to wein off of anything.

pentasa 6 pills a day 500mg, entocort 9mg since may 08 , humira since oct 07.

karendee
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   Posted 6/25/2008 1:37 PM (GMT -6)   
thanks Trsora!

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Karen (Karendee)

Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease  March 2007 On 150mg Azathioprine (generic Imuran), Pentasa, & Entocort Switching to Humira June 2008 will wean off Pentasa and Entocort

Diagnosed w/  Fibromyalgia May 2007 also on Soma - Also on Prilosec for reflux.

 

 

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