I have been taking Humira for about
4 months now, my D went from a dozen times per day to 2-3x per day, which is a total blessing ;)
I have to take my Humira in conjunction with 6mg Entocort daily because the Humira doesn't control my inflammation like Entocort does...seems I am steroid dependent...yippe, right? So the Humira controls my diarrhea and the Entocort controls the inflammation...take either one away and I'm a wreck, but together they work really well for me, better than any other meds I've taken for my CD.
My GI does monthly bloodwork to make sure all is okay and I'm having a colonoscopy and endoscopy tomorrow, will know more then about
how my insides look...haha.
You should definately talk to your GI about
trying Humira, and maybe switching from Prednisone to another type of anti-inflammatory since you have such bad reaction with Pred.
Good luck to you, hope I helped!
Marci, 38 years young, Rockledge, FL
Dx with Crohn's disease March 2006
Currently on bi-weekly Humira, daily 6mg Entocort, daily 2-3x 5mg hydrocodone (for pain), and daily 75mg Effexor,
plus 3x per day heavy iron supplements for anemia,
calcium supplement, daily multi-vitamin,
Lasix as needed for ankle/feet swelling
Self-proclaimed "recluse" do to CD ;)