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 symptoms
My 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 ago
I 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.
Diagnosed June 2005 with Crohns (left colon, large bowel)
Diagnosed Osteopenia Feb 2006
Jan07 Arthritis noticed in hands,
not too bad yet
Remacide started March 2007, Developed anti-bodies Jan 2008, Remacide stopped Jan 08
Crohns Arthritis Diagnosed January 2008, not getting any better yet
Asthma since childhood
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