I work with families with small children, and I am always surrounded by colds, stomach bugs, respiratory viruses, rashes and anything else you can think of! Just this week I met with families with RSV, impetigo, and pneumonia. I've been on Humira since October, and I haven't gotten any sicker this winter than any other year. I did have the beginnings of bronchitis 2 months ago, and I went to the doctor when I first felt it building up in my lungs. I was on prednisone at the time, so that kept the inflammation down, but it could have contributed to it being harder to fight off. A round of Levaquin knocked it out and I've been fine since. The only problem I have with Humira is the joint pain it's caused.
diagnosed w/Crohn's 11/06. 35f with 2 boys and a wonderful husband.
150 mg Imuran, bentyl, entocort, vicodin as needed, Humira, metoprolol for orthostatic hypotension and heart palpitations. Bowel resection 9/07. Active disease back, darn it 8/08. 11 year old son with IBS-C, on Bentyl.