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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 734
   Posted 5/25/2008 7:51 PM (GMT -7)   
So, switched from Remicade 5 years to Humira.  My crohn's had spread.  Felt great right away on Humira and the first month, now back to having symptoms.  Playing tennis today and it hit me hard, didn't get home in time, if you get my drift.  I think I need my dosage adjusted and how often I take it.  Been on COBRA for May and waiting to see my doc in June, my husands new insurance kicks in.  Have you guys experienced the same thing with Humira, needing to adjust timing and dosage??  Thank-You for taking the time to respond. So far Humira is much better than Remicade and quicker to work.

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Date Joined Apr 2006
Total Posts : 1665
   Posted 5/26/2008 11:31 AM (GMT -7)   
I am just bumping you, because I only did a few rounds of humira with no results, but I am sure there are those out there who can help. yp
48 y/o woman.  Diagnosed 4/06 after colonscopy, SBFT, CT-scan all showed crohns. 3 months later, after pred and remicade, all tests showed no crohns. December '06 had adhesions cut through a laparoscopy. Now taking Glycolax, Ultra Fiber Plus, Florastor, and DHEA. Have become gluten-free diet per naturopath's tests.

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Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 3200
   Posted 5/26/2008 6:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, I find that Humira is a little slower to get good results. For me I felt good initially, but it seems to be dwindling.
Maybe because it's a more gentle medicine than Remi. I'm sure both you and I will perk up soon, and lose some
of the diarrhea. We can only hope. Good luck to you...

Too many years with CD
Two bowel resections, several obstructions.
Fibromyalgia and recently diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis

Laughter is the brush that sweeps the cobwebs from our hearts

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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 163
   Posted 5/27/2008 7:36 AM (GMT -7)   
It took nearly a month for me to notice the positive results, and then I saw definite improvements, but still could not get off the prednisone without flaring up a bit. My dosage was moved up to weekly shots (which I am currently fighting with insurance about), and the improvement is dramatic. I feel like I am finally on my way to remission.

Interestingly, Remicade worked faster for me, but then I had reactions to it and had to discontinue. I am very happy with the weekly Humira, though.

Hope it works for you!
Dx Mild Proctitis 7/06 at age 33, Dx Severe Pan Colitis 5/07, Dx Crohn's Colitis 10/07
Failed Asacol, Lialda, 6-MP, Canasa, Rowasa, Entocort, and Remicade
On Humira since 1/08 with promising results, but can't get below 5mg Prednisone
Take Tylenol #3 as needed when not in close proximity to a bathroom.
Put back on 40mg Prednisone again during mid-March flare, ack
4/9/08 Humira dose increased to 40mg/week
Down to 15mg pred

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