My doc said I'm only the second person he's put on Humira, and he wants me to come off of it after the Azasan takes effect. Right now I'm taking Humira every other week, 100mg of Azasan daily, and 40 mg of pred. I had tapered down to 20 mg of pred, but had a bad flare last week. I'm really not sure Humira is doing much, if anything, however I would much rather up the Humira dosage to see if it works better than stay on the higher dose of pred.
Somehow, the pharmacy has completely screwed up my Humira prescription; they think a month's supply is four pens. So it would just be a matter of starting to take one weekly. I know I shouldn't do it without my doc's permission, but he really doesn't want me on the Humira to begin with. But I'm seriously thinking of going to every week just so I can see if I can get the pred down to 20 mg or less. I *hate* taking this much pred.
Just trying to be a "Regular Member".
Entocort 9 mg/day, Pentasa 4 gm/day, started Humira 1/22/08, started 100 mg of Azasan (Imuran) 2/20/08. I'm convinced that Prednisone is the root of all evil, and primarily responsible for global warming.