Well it looks like Humira is working for me. My pain and BM's have reduced by 80% Oct 1st will be 8 weeks. My last injection hurt so bad I could not physically hold the pen to my leg. I think I lost about a third of the dose. It left a HUGE burise on my thigh~!
Its been a busy week!!!!
CT SCAN- Dialated loops and bowel wall thickening in three areas Right, left, middle. (dosent sound good)
Colonscopy this week showen "Normal colon and normal T. illieum"
Small bowel follow through- I think the study was flawed. The radiologist said he had never seen contrast go through someone as fast as it did me. Within 20 min. the contrast had filled my colon!! He said it usually takes an hour and they like to take a few X rays along the way. All I got was 1 x ray then the fluroscopy. he said it looked like a normal study........
What would cause the contrast to flow through my system so quickly? Is there anythng to slow it down? This is why I often see the food I ate hours later non digested.
Next is the Capsule Endoscopy My doc wants me to take a dissolvable test pill first to make sure it will actuall pass before he gives me the real deal. he wants to see if the thickining is active CD or just Scar tissue.
Who knows. Anyone have comments or suggestions?
29 YO Male
-CD diagnosed in 2005 illieum
-63cm bowel resection in Feb 08
-Steroid dependant following surgery
Humira Start date 8/1/08