IT BEEN EIGHT MONTHS IS HUMIRA WORKING

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prayhimwell
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   Posted 9/13/2010 7:04 PM (GMT -7)   
My 26 year old son has crohns, diagnosed last Nov. 2009.  He has been taking Humira for 8 months,
he has been going to bathroom less but still a lot and nothing firm just runny.  Is their  hope that Humira
could put him in remission after 8 months?  I would think it takes a long time for intestine to heal.
Any happy stories out there.  I pray for all of you, I never new what crohns was or how it affected your lives.
God can perform micacles!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

Post Edited (PRAYHIMWELL) : 9/13/2010 8:07:43 PM (GMT-6)


Nanners
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   Posted 9/14/2010 7:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Maybe in his case, they need to add another medication into the Humira mix. Other than the frequent diarrhea, is he having other symtpoms? Welcome to the forum by the way:)
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease 
Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

T-Missouri
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   Posted 9/14/2010 9:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Wow.... we have the exact same stats. I am a 26 year old female that was diagnosed with Crohn's in November of 09 and have been on Humira for about 8 months now too. I was still experiencing the running and sometimes chunky but never solid Poo as well. I just switched to one shot a week instead of every other week about a month and a half ago. I hope it starts kicking in soon!!
 
Good luck to your son, it is a hard thing to live with.

ivy6
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   Posted 9/14/2010 3:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Is it possible that he has some sort of undiagnosed dietary sensitivity / allergy on top of his Crohn's? That might account for the diarrhoea etc.

Also, when you talk with your doctor, s/he may think it's a good idea to test for gut infections, as these, too, can cause tummy upsets and d.

Wishing you and your son the very best,

Ivy.
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prayhimwell
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   Posted 9/14/2010 6:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone!! Thank you for your replies. He just went to an allergist last week for the first time, the allergist put him on nexium said he had a
lot of acid which could be part of problem. He has been taking it(nexium) for a week. I did not know an allergist could tell how much acid you have in
your stomach. Is that part of an allergy test? My son has always drank about a gallon of milk a day, when he first went to primary Dr. that
was the first thing the Dr. had him stop drinking. It did not help and thats when he went to GI Dr. My son does not live at home so I can't watch
his diet. Also, his allergist said he was allegic to grass, mold, cat hair, dust; I said to my son did he (the Dr.) check for lactose and wheat? He say's he doesn't know for sure. Isn't that one of the main things an allergist would check especially on someone with crohns? When a Dr. does a lactose test
don't they have to breath into something for the test? Son said he did not breath into anything. I am going to get him to get a list of his allergens.
It hard to run son's life when he's not at home. He seems otherwise healthy except for many trips to restroom. He has always had sinus allergies and
I suggested allergist looking for answers. Thanks my friends for listening. I hope my writing did not confuse you. I knew I could ramble when I talk,
I now see I can ramble as I write. STOP RIGHT NOW AND PRAY FOR A CURE FOR CROHNS. RIGHT NOW PRAY, PRAY, PRAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ivy6
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   Posted 9/14/2010 9:45 PM (GMT -7)   
That's right, a breath test can ascertain whether a person has certain dietary sensitivities, and whether a bacterial overgrowth is present.

btw, I appreciate your fervour, but it might be nice if you could tone down the religious references, please? We are not meant to be overly religious on this forum - see the forum rules.

I hope you can both get to the bottom of this.

Ivy.
Co-Moderator Crohn's Forum.

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

ivy6
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   Posted 9/14/2010 9:46 PM (GMT -7)   
ps. Stopping milk for no good reason can damage his bones in the long run, so if avoiding milk hasn't helped him, it might be good to ask his doctor whether he can please restart milk.
Co-Moderator Crohn's Forum.

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