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hedster
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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 16
   Posted 12/10/2008 8:54 PM (GMT -7)   
I just started Humira last month. I've had my two loading doses and my first regular dose, so I'm five weeks into it now. I had been diagnosed with UC 14 yrs ago, pretty mild until 2006 when it went sideways and I was in the hospital for a month. I've not been great since. I started Remicade in the summer but broke through after a few weeks, so was back in hospital in October for a couple weeks. When I got in I went through the usual multitude of tests and then some and a rectovaginal fistula was discovered. Boom - diagnosis changed to Crohn's just as we'd been talking about large colon removal and a pouch. So now I'm trying Humira. I am feeling somewhat better but not symptom-free yet, so have stayed on 20mg prednisone and salofalk suppositories. It's all fun and games, you know?
 
I'd be interested in other Humira stories - misery loves company and all :)
 
THANKS

Nanners
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Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 14995
   Posted 12/11/2008 8:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Can't answer any of your Humira questions as I have not used that med before. But wanted to welcome you to Healingwell and bump up your post so others might have a chance to see and respond.

Good luck,
Gail *Nanners*
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis. Currently my Crohns is in remission.


hedster
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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 16
   Posted 12/11/2008 8:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the welcome, Nanners! I've spent too long without getting involved with people with like situations you know? It's a miserable journey we are all on, but hopefully we can keep smiling...

Stef17
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Date Joined Feb 2003
Total Posts : 1811
   Posted 12/11/2008 9:00 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm on Humira. Have been for the last 6 months. At first it didn't do what I had hoped it would, but I think it takes a bit longer than other meds to "kick in". I hope it's working it's magic. I'm also 9 months pregnant and it could easily be the pregnancy that's keeping me stable. I guess we're going to find out after I deliver next week. :) I hope you find that the Humira is helping you. Lots of us here are on Humira. I'm sure some more will post soon! WELCOME!!!
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