Post Edited (Ides) : 7/24/2008 9:54:34 PM (GMT-6)
From the information I have, the antibodies are the Anti-dsDNA ones.My rheumatologist talked to the GI, and then advised me of the antibodies still been present.He advised I could not go on the Humira at the moment
I'm currently on Methotrexate, folic acid, Pentasa, Entocort steroids, calcium tablets, fosamax and Solpadol painkillers.I'm also on tablets for Gastritis.The rheumatologist has also stated (every time I've seen him) that I have Lupus type symptomsMy crohns is not great, but it looks like the Methotrexate may be kicking in now?I also get RSL (Restless Leg - thats what I call it, but the doc's don't seem to pay it any mind), which usually occurs at bedtime, preventing me from sleeping.I have lots of tiredness on top of all this, since the crohns first started 4 years agoI was diagnosed with Crohns related arthritis, which gets worse by driving 30miles to work and another back home.I was taking painkillers to get into and out of work, and then during the day and at night.
I'm currently on medical leave from work, about 6 weeks so far. They'll stop paying me in another 4 weeks or so.I'm anxious to get back to work, but I know that I'll be back on the 4 lots of painkillers with the driving, unless the arthritis stops.Thats why I was hoping I could go on the Humira.
I looked on-line but was unable to locate information on the antibodies and how long it takes to get them out of your system.