Was UC now CD... Humira?

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UC Dude
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Date Joined Aug 2005
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   Posted 4/2/2008 6:12 PM (GMT -7)   
I just had a scope done as a 10 year follow up to a mild UC dx. Scope looked horrible and now GI Dr. thinks I probably have CD. We will wait to see what the biopsy shows.

I have had really bad joint issues the past couple of years and the GI doesn't get it because my UC was so mild. Rheumy was all over it.

Next steps are Humira. Any insight on this rx?

I have been on Asacol for 10 years and Urso Forte for suspected PSC for 3 years. Pred on and off for joint flares....

Good times for sure.

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Date Joined Oct 2006
Total Posts : 367
   Posted 4/2/2008 7:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi UC Dude--Sounds like you've had some symptoms that no one listened to......

I have no idea if Humira is right for you or not--what I can tell you is that you need to get to a dr. who is experienced with Crohns disease!!! He/She will know which meds to try based on labs and your symptoms.

As for Humira--it is a biologic that is administered with a needle. It works for some, but not others. It's worth trying! I hope you're able to stay off the Pred--long term use leads to nasty side effects!

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Date Joined Oct 2004
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   Posted 4/2/2008 7:22 PM (GMT -7)   
You sound something like me. I was origionally diagnosed with moderate protosigmoditis. Only I was a lot sicker than I should've been. This mistake was probably because I only had the Sigmoidscope done upon my initial dx. My next GI was more interetsed in my symptoms & my complete health history. ( a number of things sttod out there, late growth spurt 19 or 20 before I stopped being a runt, back problems, etc.). But that was 18 or more mont5hs after the UC dx. Its been CD ever since. One of the main things is my joint pain. As my Rheumy ( & at least one ER doc) pointed out, my joint pain is more in keeping with CD. It doesn't predict disease like it does in UC. In fact I get IBD arthritis attacks when I'm virtually in remission.
Still, its a shock I know to hear it. If you want to talk about those emotions, I'm here for you..

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