First colonoscopy since starting Humira

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   Posted 7/16/2008 12:35 PM (GMT -7)   
I have had crohns for about 18 yrs now and have tried quite a few medications in an attempt to get it under control without much luck.  I have been on Humira for a bit over a year now and just had a colonoscopy on Monday and and my Dr. said there was marked improvement with my crohns and very little inflamation.  That is the best report I have ever received in 18 yrs.  The Humira seems to be doing the trick.  Just thought I would share so others can see there is hope.

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   Posted 7/16/2008 5:16 PM (GMT -7)   
So happy for you!

Fingers crossed I have similar results -- I have my first colonoscopy since Humira in a few weeks.
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
4/9/08 Humira dose increased to 40mg/weekly
Now alternating 7.5 mg/5 mg pred

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   Posted 7/16/2008 5:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Great news it is so nice when a person gets good results for there effort. You must be feeling good now are you ? lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,and still gail

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   Posted 7/16/2008 7:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Great news! Thanks for sharing.
Dx'ed in 1999. No surgeries.

Current meds: 75 mg 6MP. 10mg prednisone (trying to taper). Udo's Choice Probiotics (30 billion).

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   Posted 7/16/2008 7:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Great News! I've been on Humira weekly for several months now and it's treating me very well. Tommorrow is my 2 year anniversary of my 1st resection. Here's hoping I get good news on my next colonoscopy and SBFT too!
Dx'd Jan'06, 1st Resection 7/06, Humira, Imuran, B12 injections, Nexium, Lexapro, Glucosamine, Multi-Vitamin, Ultracet Secondary conditions: Psorasis, Osteoarthritis, Fibromyalgia, Lactose Intolerant, gallstones, peri-menopausal.

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   Posted 7/17/2008 5:18 AM (GMT -7)   
I was doing very well on it too, but as of yesterday my dr is taking me off because my white blood count is too low.  I have know idea what will happen to me now.

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   Posted 7/17/2008 5:31 AM (GMT -7)   
I do feel great.  I have put on weight and am not fatigued.  I am concerned that someday I will have to stop taking it and what other things it may be doing to me (cancer) but I guess there is a trade off for everything. And who knows, when my time on this runs out maybe there will be something else new. Good luck to all of you waiting for your first scope since you've started Humira.
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