I've had Crohn's for 5 years now. I've been taking Imuran for 2.5 years now, and Metronidazole for 3 months now.
My doctor and I have talked about
switching to Humira or Remicade. It's up to me to decide which one it's going to be. I know a lot about
both medicines, I've been reading about
them and talking to my doctor about
it so many times since this is not the first time we were thinking about
switching to one of them.
I just don't know which one to take and I'd really like to hear about
your experiences with one or the other medicine, or if you've been on both.
Have you had any side-effects, if so which ones? Supposedly Humira has less side-effects (could be debated of course). What about
the Humira pen? I read that it doesn't have to be given with a pen but with a syringe too. Which one hurts more? Does it hurt the whole 10s? What happens later? Has anyone had any side-effects on their belly? Does the pain go away soon after the injection? How do you feel physically the day you inject it? Do you feel exhausted? Can you go to work normally? How do you feel the next day? How has it helped you or it didn't help you?
remicade? Have you had any side-effects during the infusion? How do you feel during and after receiving it?
I have so many questions...and I'm really confused.
I'd be grateful for any type of information about
it from you!
Thank you in advance!
21 yr. old with crohn colitis. First symptoms in June 2003, diagnosed in March 2004. Been in remission on mesalazine till June 2006 (actually till January) and then on steroids and Imuran. Currently taking Imuran and metronidazole (was taking ciprofloxacine for a month and then switched to metronidazole). No surgeries so far.
Post Edited (caroline_r) : 1/24/2009 11:04:03 AM (GMT-7)