Just to clarify, I am not actually using weekly shots. Since I was not approved for coverage, I am not using Humira at all. The out of pocket would have been to great to support the additional shots and bi-weekly was not effective enough to bother. But, from what I understand, needing weekly shots is not at all uncommon. I keep hoping the FDA will changing the prescribing dose and the insurance companies will be forced to cover it!
--40 year old female, dx as UC in '04 (1st symptoms in '03), switched to Crohn's in '05, 1 fistula, crohn's colitis, limited to large intestine
--rejected (reaction/didn't work): Asacol, AZA, 6-MP, MTX, Remicade, Humira, prednisone
--stuck on methylprednisolone, tried Prochymal in Phase III study (can't wait til it's approved!)
--started Tysabri 3/21/08
--single mom to 10-year-old girl