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   Posted 10/3/2012 5:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Can You use Humira just to get in remission and then go back to your other drugs like asacol and enemas if needed?

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   Posted 10/3/2012 5:57 PM (GMT -7)   
     I never stopped taking my maintenance drug (Colazal) or the rectal meds the entire time I was on 6MP, then Remicade and finally Humira.  Prednisone seemed to be the only drug which helped me but I became dependent on it and it was killing me.  I had surgery in 2010 and am off all meds except Toprol for blood pressure.

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   Posted 10/3/2012 6:27 PM (GMT -7)   
yes but no guarantees
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   Posted 10/3/2012 6:39 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't believe it would work. Humira works because you have an autoimmune condition, not just an infection or something that can be treated and it's gone. Humira does not cure it. If you went off Humira, logic says you will return to your prior state of health. And it is my understanding you cannot go back to using Humira again once you stopped using it. So you may end up as sick as when you started.
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985.
Asacol for 20+ years with Prednisone & Rowasa for flares (But nothing since Remicade).
Food sensitivity test by Naturopath showed wheat/gluten, other intolerances, helped some.
Remicade started April 2009 (Humira denied) and doing great~ learning what normal is~ wow

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   Posted 10/3/2012 6:59 PM (GMT -7)   
If it's working I think you would want to stay on it. Wouldn't want to take a chance on a big time flare! Oh nooooo
Female ,US, Licenced Massage Therapist
Balsalazide 750MG 3- 3x daily
Canasa supp, Mesalamine enema
Renew Life Ultimate Flora , Probiotic
Armour Thyroid 60MG
Bio-identical compounded hormones,DHEA 10mg
Vit D 5000 i.u.
Dicyclomine 20mg as needed
Clonazepam 0.5m
Humira started June 2012

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   Posted 10/4/2012 5:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Never tried Humira but when I stopped Remicade things went downhill fast.  I actually developed antibodies to it and it became ineffective.  I was on Asacol and 6mp while I was on Remicade.
I have had this disease for 15 years now. Tolerable at first as I went into remission with drugs like prednisone and finaly Remicade. A few years ago, all of these drugs stopped working for me and my UC became much worse. I am currently on Chinese herbs and doing great. Good bye prescription drugs! Daily regiment of supplements:

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