After surgery in May 05, my firs Gasro had me up to 200MG of 6MP. It took a good 5 months to get that high. Once I was there, it controlled my Crohn's, but I was miserable. It made me sick to my stomach, I had problems with my blood sugar and thyroid. They brought me back down to 100 MG, all the symptoms went away - but it was no longer controlling my Crohn's. I switched to Remicade, and was on it for two years. I switched to another Gastro and mentioned to him that I had joint pain through out my time w/ 6MP and Remicade. I've switched to Humira and just did the initial dose this past Sunday. We'll see what happens. Watch your blood work. Tell your doctor what you're experiencing. My mistake was not saying something before the symptoms got bad.
On a side note, I want to add that I'm somewhat concerned that in 3.5 years, I've had surgery and been through 3 pretty serious treatment regimens. I wonder what is next if Humira doesn't do the job.
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