Humira to Remicade (Did it work for you?)

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   Posted 1/6/2009 8:16 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm curious if anyone has gone from Humira to Remicade and if it worked for you? Humira has been doing nothing for me and they want to start me on Remicade next. Thanks for your replies.
39 years old female, Dx'd 2000 Crohn's Colitis in entire colon
Allergic to Asacol/Pentasa/6MP/Immuran and many others (too many to remember)
Past meds: Cipro, Pred
Current meds: Humira (...and waiting for it to work)

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   Posted 1/6/2009 11:27 AM (GMT -7)   

Hey!  I had been on Remicade for over 3 yrs when my Dr wanted me to try Humaria - I tried it for over 8 weeks and it did not work - my Crohn's flared something awful!  I was put back on Remicade and started feeling better after one treatment - I was in remission after 2 treatment.  Mr Dr said that everyone he had switched to Humaria from Remicade he had to switch them back to Remicade.

Hope that helps!


Diagnosed with CD in 2000.  Currently taking 150mg Azasan adn Remicade every 7 weeks. 
In 2004 suffered from Hypersensitivity to Prednisone and can no longer take it.
Hand surgery due to Prednisone use in 2005 
Diagnosed with Endometriosis in 1984; one surgery in 1998 followed by Lupron treatment for 6 months (was put in drug induced menopause)
Diagnosed with Fibromialgia in 2004

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   Posted 4/20/2009 6:42 AM (GMT -7)   
I have been on remicade for four years now.  It gave me back my life.  I couldn't take any of the other medicines without having bad reactions.  I took dipentum and remicade for a while then the dipentum stopped working and I ended up in the hospital.  They put me on Lialda and remicade and I'm back to normal.

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   Posted 4/20/2009 7:44 AM (GMT -7)   
I did the opposite - went from Remicade to Humira. That's because I had been on remi for 6+ years and it started to lose effectiveness for me. The Humira doesn't work as well as the Remicade did (when it was still working), but it holds me pretty well. So, maybe going from Humira to Remicade will do wonders for you. I sure hope so!

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   Posted 4/20/2009 8:53 AM (GMT -7)   
niether of them have worked for me....ramicade did nothing..humeria might have worked but the side effects were bad enough to stop the injections.

Over 30 years experience! Dx 1976, surgery every seven years, the only effective long term drug has been very low doses of prednisone. Refuse to take anymore immune suppressants.

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