I started Humira on April 8th and SURPRISE

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   Posted 4/25/2010 8:01 PM (GMT -6)   
I started Humira on April 8th and SURPRISE!  I am getting worse!  My doctor insists it is IBS but I have all the symptoms of a flare.  Has anyone taken Humira and it took a while to "kick in"?

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   Posted 4/25/2010 8:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, I started Humira on March 18. I didn't get significantly worse, but still have more bad than good days. I thought that I would see some fast improvement, but it hasn't been the case yet. I've done 1 set of 4 shots on 3/18, then 1 set of 2 shots on 4/2 and now one every other week. My worst symptom is fistula, and I've seen no improvement with that either. BUT,my doctor said it could take 3 months before we do see improvement. I'm hoping it will kick in too. Just taking it day by day. I hope you get feeling better soon.

tapering pred (down to 30 mg), Cipro, Humira,oxycodone, Lialda

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   Posted 4/25/2010 9:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Just remember crohns meds are generally not fast acting meds. It can be months before you see a significant improvement.
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   Posted 4/25/2010 11:35 PM (GMT -6)   
It took at least 2 months before I saw improvement from Humira. Unfortunately, it didn't do squat for my fistulas.
34 years old, Crohn's disease for 15 of them
Resection of ileocecal valve on 09/22/09
Current Meds: LDN, Pentasa, Effexor XR, Zyrtec
Supplements: 3 kinds of Fish Oil, Multi-Vitamin, Vitamin D, Calcium, Magnesium, Coconut Oil, Garlic Oil, CoQ10, Enzymes
SCD since 12/01/08 - eating Stage 3 foods

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   Posted 4/26/2010 1:23 PM (GMT -6)   
I think it took me about a month before I noticed the Humira doing anything. 

Crohn's Disease, Acid Reflux/Gastritis, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Endometriosis, Arthritis, Depression/Anxiety.  Too many meds to list them all.  =) 

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   Posted 4/26/2010 4:07 PM (GMT -6)   
true true all the GI meds ive been on have taken almost 3 months to start kicking in
pery rectal abess 99'-almost blew out colon
misdiagnosed "u're to young, u're fine" 99'
2003-dx with chrons, went on asacol, prednisone, 6mp, remicade, flagyl, cipro, double dosage remicade
2005-so toxic, did exploratory surgery, removed 10in of distal ileum
4months later scar tissue cause bowel obstruction another surgery to remove scar tissue
2006-present- went thru remission, until 07 when it started returning with attacks
learned to control it with diet and occasional meds prednisone, bentyl, elavil
09-had an attack on my wedding day, but got married!
currently planning on getting pregnant and just got a vitamin d supplement, and waiting to be put on cimzia

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