When will Humira start working?

How long did it take to see improvements on Humira?
1
<1 week - 20.0%
0
1-2 weeks - 0.0%
0
3-4 weeks - 0.0%
1
4-6 weeks - 20.0%
2
>6 weeks - 40.0%
1
No improvement on Humira - 20.0%

 
New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

mlatida
Regular Member


Date Joined Aug 2010
Total Posts : 129
   Posted 9/3/2010 3:21 AM (GMT -7)   
I just started Humira on Wednesday after going through a severe flare that hasn't been responding to steroids. My doctor said that there is a chance the medication was started too late or just won't be effective enough to get me out of this flare without surgery. Typically, how soon have people seen improvements on Humira?
26 years old. Diagnosed with Crohn's disease March 2008. Battled a C. diff infection from Summer 2009-Spring 2010. Have been dealing with a severe flare for the past several weeks.

ivy6
Elite Member


Date Joined Sep 2005
Total Posts : 10404
   Posted 9/3/2010 3:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Goodness! It's only been a day or two. Give it some time, mlatida.

I think your best bet would be to not watch and wait, but just to observe changes as they come.

From memory, I noticed rheumie changes first, and within the first few hours / days / weeks. Gut improvements took longer.
Co-Moderator Crohn's Forum.

Medications for Crohn's ~~ Diet and Nutritional Therapy for Crohn's ~~ Dealing with Abscesses and Fistulae ~~

ZenaWP
Veteran Member


Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 884
   Posted 9/3/2010 9:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Seems like it took about a month the first time I was on it.  Just said something to my rheumy last month because it doesn't seem to be working as well this time around.  She said most people get better up until week 12 and then it levels off.  I would give it at least a month.

grayeyedblonde
Regular Member


Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 383
   Posted 9/3/2010 9:17 AM (GMT -7)   
I noticed GI improvements within a week or two. It seemed to be better the first week after I took the shot and then get worse the second week leading up to the next one.
New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Friday, December 09, 2016 2:57 AM (GMT -7)
There are a total of 2,735,216 posts in 301,284 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 151388 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, ebinease.
180 Guest(s), 1 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
NiceCupOfTea


Follow HealingWell.com on Facebook  Follow HealingWell.com on Twitter  Follow HealingWell.com on Pinterest
Advertisement
Advertisement

©1996-2016 HealingWell.com LLC  All rights reserved.

Advertise | Privacy Policy & Disclaimer