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   Posted 8/27/2007 7:15 PM (GMT -6)   
So went to the GI after my ER visit last night. He put me back on pred at 40mg and upped the date I start HUMIRA to thursday of this week rather than september 10th. Today though I have also had dark read blood in my stool for everyone Ive had, I was told to eat only soft foods, absolutly no hard foods!, and was given levsin I think for the gut spasms that caused so much I was crying on the floor. Im still really concerned about starting HUMIRA though and the blood is really disconserting.
Symptoms Of Crohn's June of '06 (21 years old 285lbs). Colonoscopy in Jan '07 no sign of Crohn's. Surgery for a Fistula in April '07, diagnosed suggestive Crohn's in May '07. August '07 small bowel follow through, diagnosed with Crohn's (22 years old 165lbs). Starting HUMIRA 9/10/2007.

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   Posted 8/28/2007 4:02 PM (GMT -6)   
I am not on Humira but a lot of people here are. Maybe one of them can come by and give you some advice.

Sorry you are having a rough time....


Karen (Karendee)

Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease  March 2007 On Azathioprine (generic Imuran), Pentasa, & ENTOCORT

Diagnosed w/  Fibromyalgia May 2007 also on Cyclobenzaprine (generic of Flexeril)

Also have Arthritis, waiting on a EMG nerve test right now...

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   Posted 8/28/2007 4:17 PM (GMT -6)   
I am not on Humira but my GI is thinking of doing a scope sooner than anticipated since i am still having joint issues and my left side is painful (since the surgeries it could be adhesions or flaring. As far as i know I have never had large bowel involvement but I did end up with toxic megacolon when my colon didnt awaken after my surgery in Feb. I was reversed from my ostomy in June. I am nervous about Humira just because I have never been able to give myself any type of shot (made my exhusband give me my imitrex shots when I use to have them). My current husband gets freaked out with needles or anything medical so he wouldnt be of much help if I had to use Humira.
Dx with Crohn's 1987, symptoms as early as 1984.
Temp iliostomy February 2007, reversed June 2007, Ovarian cysts, migraines, allergies (incl food allergies) , oral allergy syndrome (diff than true food allergies), Asthma, Gall Bladder removed 1999, Inguenal hernia 1987

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