Taking Humira once a week now

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Doc2007
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   Posted 12/27/2009 5:40 AM (GMT -6)   
I have been on humira for 9 months and flared 3 weeks ago. To treat flare dr prescribed weekly dose of humira for 12 weeks. Took 3 rd week shot today and i feel a difference. Does anyone else take humira weekly?

Ps i have insomnia its 3:39 am uuuggghh

MAG102886
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   Posted 12/27/2009 8:10 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm not on Humira now, but when I was I took it weekly, I ended up having a bad reaction to it though so I stopped taking it.
Dianogsed with Crohns: At 16 years old. 23 years old now.
Surgeries:3 Bowel Resections, Gallbladder Removed, 3 Abscess Cleanings, Fistula Repair
Current Meds: Methorexate, Vitamin B12 (injections), Nexium.
Next Surgery: None.
 

Ne Ne
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   Posted 12/27/2009 10:12 AM (GMT -6)   
I take it once a week and it works good for me. I almost normal what ever that is. I still have small flairs, and other problems, but I don't have to worry to leave my house and now I get constipated

Dawn turn yeah
49 Female
Dx June 07 Crohn's take asacol 2x3 a day ,lotrel for HBP , omeprezole for stomach , potassium , calcium & Vit D , lomotil for lose stools , tramadol for pain , started humira in Feb 08 on 1 shot a week, vit-B 12 shots , crestor,off crestor,now pravastatin, pristiq, abilify,
Dx Bipolar May 08


Doc2007
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   Posted 12/27/2009 2:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Well im in a foreign land it feels since being on bio's for two years after dealing with this diesase for 16 years. It has progressed into a new and different monster and i have to find out what combos work and which ones dont. Im talking to dr now about the imuran humira combo after i go back to two shots a month.

Rider Fan
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   Posted 12/27/2009 8:07 PM (GMT -6)   
I have a friend who didn't have much response to the bi-weekly shots but noticed a difference when he went to weekly. He's now been doing weekly for 4 or 5 years (he was on one of the original trials for IBD). I think going to weekly is standard procedure now when the bi-weekly aren't enough. I'd encourage you to talk to your dr. about continuing the weekly shots after the 12 weeks if it helps you.
33 y/o male. Dx'ed in 1999. No surgeries.

Current meds: Humira 2/27/09. Proferrin iron pills.

Tried SCD, didn't work, now avoiding gluten and dairy.


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Wolfie40
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   Posted 12/28/2009 6:32 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm starting soon and my doc said every other week. I will tell him about other patients using once per week.
I hope it works!!
Diagnosed with Crohns in 2001
First and hopefully last Ileocecectomy 2/18/2009

Medications: Asacol, Precription Folic Acid, Multivitamin, 1000mg Calcium, Vitamin D, Probiotics, Pepcid Complete, Questran,  Monthly B-12 injections.

Living a Great life with my Wife and my two Chocolate Labs
Hunter & Hailey.
I love them dearly.

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