HUMIRA - first time user w/Qs? and concerns about side effects...

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   Posted 3/5/2010 9:28 PM (GMT -6)   
hello.  I have been dealing with a UC/Crohn's flare up for almost 8 months so my Rheumatologist decided to give me HUMIRA for the first time.  However, he only started me with 2 shots (not the normal 4) for Crohn's.  He said that since I was still weening off of Prednisone (10mg) and taking Colazal, he didn't think I would need the 4 shots on the first visit.  This sound weird to anyone?  Also, wondering if anyone has experienced any major "side effects" from HUMIRA in the first few months of treatment.  thanks for the help!

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   Posted 3/5/2010 9:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Ya that sounds weird. I would push for the standard 4 shots. Good luck!
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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   Posted 3/5/2010 11:29 PM (GMT -6)   
not weird at all.. i restarted humira at xmas time with NO loading doses..

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