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diaper man
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   Posted 5/15/2009 8:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Has anyone tried double dose of Humira and did it work. My doc is recommending that I go to 80ml every two weeks instead of 40ml every two weeks.  
 
Thanks
 
 

diaper man
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   Posted 5/16/2009 7:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Anybody double dosing Humira?
Diagnosed Crohns/Colitis Jan 2007.  Allergic to 5sa. Currently taking Humira and Hydrocortisone suppositories.
Colits in last part of Colon.


goldy3
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   Posted 5/16/2009 8:55 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm not...I'm seven weeks in and I now take 1 shot every other week...still waiting for it to work miracles....good luck!
42 year old woman diagnosed with UC 1991, Jpouch surgery 1992, Crohn's diagnosis 2009
Current meds: 1200mg xifaxin, 6mg entocort, Humira (started 3/23/09), synthroid, aciphex and 1000mg of cipro
Past meds: bactrum (side effect: rash), pentasa (tried twice in a 4 week period, severe nausea, vomiting and D), levquin (ineffective), flagyl (works, hate the side effects), enemas and suppositories (ineffective), imuran- tried 2/09, landed in the ER with severe back pain and raised liver funtions....
 


diaper man
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   Posted 5/16/2009 9:46 AM (GMT -7)   
I hope it works for you. Good Luck.
Diagnosed Crohns/Colitis Jan 2007.  Allergic to 5sa. Currently taking Humira and Hydrocortisone suppositories.
Colits in last part of Colon.


Julia Hill
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   Posted 5/16/2009 8:02 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi,

I don't take a double dose every two weeks, but I do have weekly injections now.  It seems to be working out good for me so far.  Have you tried weekly injections?

Julia

 


diaper man
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   Posted 5/17/2009 6:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Julie

Are you taking 40 ml every week. I am currently taking 40ml every two weeks and my doctor is wanting me to change to 80ml every two weeks. Did you go from a single dose to double dose and could you tell the difference.
Diagnosed Crohns/Colitis Jan 2007.  Allergic to 5sa. Currently taking Humira and Hydrocortisone suppositories. 
Colits in last part of Colon.  Currently bleeding every bowel movement. 


jid
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   Posted 5/17/2009 9:03 AM (GMT -7)   
When I was on it, I was on the drug study. over 100 weeks. I took 80ml every week. no issues. it was better than the same dosage every two weeks... but still not enough to get me off of the steroids. so i stopped taking it (switched to tysabri).

diaper man
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   Posted 5/17/2009 2:41 PM (GMT -7)   
JId

You said 80ml every week or two weeks? Has Tysabri worked for you?
Diagnosed Crohns/Colitis Jan 2007.  Allergic to 5sa. Currently taking Humira and Hydrocortisone suppositories. 
Colits in last part of Colon.  Currently bleeding every bowel movement. 


diaper man
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   Posted 5/20/2009 6:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Sorry to bring this up to the top again, but I was wondering if anybody else is taking 80mg of Humira every two weeks? :-)
Diagnosed Crohns/Colitis Jan 2007.  Allergic to 5sa. Currently taking Humira and Hydrocortisone suppositories. 
Colits in last part of Colon.  Currently bleeding every bowel movement. 


superdeejayanna
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   Posted 5/20/2009 7:54 PM (GMT -7)   
I was on the normal dose for a year, felt great, and now I am going to shots once a week since my UC has flared badly, we'll see what happens. GL!
32 year-old female
dx-ed in 2007
Humira
Asacol
probiotics
in remission- finally!


MAG102886
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   Posted 5/20/2009 7:59 PM (GMT -7)   
I used to do a double dose, but I would just do a shot every week, instead of bi-weekly.  I had an allergic reaction to it though.
Dianogsed with Crohns: At 16 years old. 22 years old now.
Surgeries:2 Bowel Resections, Gallbladder Removed.
Current Meds: Imuran 50mg, Vitamin B12 (injection), D, and C tablets. Fish Oil Tablets, Cats Claw, Slippery Elm, and Reishi.
 

Aimee =)
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   Posted 5/20/2009 8:15 PM (GMT -7)   
I am on it weekly now - 40mg each week. Guess that would be a double dose? It's made a big difference in how I feel! I was taking 40mg biweekly for 2 years.

LMills
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   Posted 5/20/2009 11:24 PM (GMT -7)   
I do one dose every other week, but it took several months for me to see any results at all.
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
Prednisone 10 mg, pentasa 2 pills 4x a day, bentyl as needed, omeprazole in the morning, prenatal multivitamin, humira every other week, and Align probiotics given to me by my GI.
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy most likely the result of severe Crohn's inflammation in July of 2008.
Diet almost completely without refined sugars, wheat, flour, gluten, high lactose dairy, and/or junk food in general.
Learning how to live again.
"He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how."


diaper man
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   Posted 5/21/2009 6:21 AM (GMT -7)   
I was just approved today by my insurance company for 80 ml every two weeks. Will see how it works, I am in a semi flare now. Hopefully it will make a difference. Have any of you had any side effects from double dose?
Diagnosed Crohns/Colitis Jan 2007.  Allergic to 5sa. Currently taking Humira and Hydrocortisone suppositories. 
Colits in last part of Colon.  Currently bleeding every bowel movement. 

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