HUMIRA users ► how long until it started working?

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Date Joined Oct 2009
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   Posted 3/27/2010 3:37 PM (GMT -6)   
I started HUMIRA over 3 weeks ago, had 2 injections so far at 2 week intervals.  But nothing yet!  grrrrrrr...  I starting to become deiscouraged that its not gonna work or even help a little.  Was wondering how long it took others before the HUMIRA finally kicked in and made them feel better.  Please let me know.  thanks to everyone :)

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Date Joined May 2008
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   Posted 3/27/2010 8:16 PM (GMT -6)   
You have to give it a good 3 months. 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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Date Joined Mar 2010
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   Posted 3/27/2010 8:47 PM (GMT -6)   
I just got my first injections on 3/24. Said it could be 6 weeks before it kicks in

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Date Joined Oct 2009
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   Posted 3/27/2010 11:12 PM (GMT -6)   
really? 6 to 12 weeks? ok, i'll be patient then... btw, is evryone here just giving themselves one (1) 40ml shot every 2 weeks?

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Date Joined Mar 2010
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   Posted 3/27/2010 11:15 PM (GMT -6)   
mine started to work after 1 week and i was really bad. im taking 1 40ml injection every two weeks.
how does ur body usually respond to medication??
it usually depends on ur body. hope it goes well. im in remmision cause of humira :) hope u have the same affect.

take care
21yrs old have had crohns disease since 2003
previous meds include pentasa imuran prednisone budesinide remicade and plenty more that havent worked :)
currently on humira 20mg every 2weeks
1 operation to date removed 30cm of bowel and 1 fistula
trying to get pregnant (fingers crossed) :)))

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Date Joined Sep 2009
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   Posted 3/28/2010 1:02 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been on Humira for about 7 months. It took a couple of months to see a response taking it twice a month. My doc switched me to a weekly dose a few months ago and it has been working great. Sadly though I did have a major flareup with an almost obstruction a couple of weeks ago but I'm on the mend now. I think I flared from a hugely stressful situation in my life. Overall I have had success with it.
40yo. Crohn's since 1990. Humira weekly. Pentasa daily.

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Date Joined Oct 2009
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   Posted 3/28/2010 5:11 PM (GMT -6)   
weekly dose? really? didn't know docs could prescribe that weekly. actually, is there anywhere we can read about HUMIRA dosages since its used for many different diseases? anyone know. cause i didn't see much at the site.
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