So last week, I was out of town when I was due for my Humira shot. Up until that point, I wasn't really sure that Humira was doing much for me. It turns out it was; just going three days passed when I was supposed to do the shot had me flaring big time. Doing the shot helped within a day, but I didn't get back to how well I was prior to going overdue on the Humira.
My prescription is written so that I get four syringes a month. So I waited a week after my last shot, and did another one. That was three days ago, and I feel better now than I have in a long, long time. Not just the Crohns symptoms are better; my arthritis pain is better, my joints aren't as stiff, and my lower back hasn't felt this good since I was on 40 mg of pred. Just an amazing difference.
For those of you that are getting some relief from bi-weekly Humira, but would like additional relief, you might want to talk to your GI about the possibility of once weekly Humira. For me, it's made a world of difference.
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Entocort 9 mg/day, Prednisone 20 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.