I have been on Humira since 04/07. It has been a life saver for me. Before Humira, I was on Remicade. It helped with the symptoms, but I had horribe reactions and had to quit. I had surgery 06/06 and my Chrohn's came back less than a year later. This is when I started Humira. I was doing injections every other week until 08/09 when I started weekly injections. My symptoms were beginning to increase. Now that I am on weekly injections, everything is good. I still have diarrhea, but due to having 3 resections, I probably always will. I also have severe joint pain, but nothing seems to help it.
After having to stop Remicade, I went on a clinical trial for Cimzia for about a year. When it ended, I decided to switch to Humira instead because I was still having arthritis problems. Humira kept my Crohn's in remission, but really seemed to lose effectiveness after about 6 months. For some reason, none of my docs can get it approved for weekly use, even though many people on here get it weekly (they just stopped trying after so many different insurance companies said no). After being in an athritis flare for the last 9 months, I just switched back to Cimzia and I've got to say that it is helping more with the arthritis than the Humira did for me.
Humira hurts but is over quickly. It's much more convenient than Remicade and normally cheaper (depending on how your insurance bills it...medical procedure vs medication). I definitely prefer Humira over Remicade, but think that Cimzia is my favorite right now.
Dx CD 2003 but probably had it 10 years prior
Dx Primary Sclerossing Cholangitis 2006
GB out '95, Appendix out '96, Kidney stent '02/stone removal '02, Resection '04, fistulectomy '06 2x, tubal '05
Currently on 100mg 6mp-50 mg, and Remicade every 8 weeks, Ambien, predsnisone, humira 1x wk, flagyl, cypro, diflucan, probiotic, questran lite