I have been on the Humira since October. I didn't really notice any hot flashes until right around Christmas, but had a tremendous amount of muscle and joint pain. The pain is getting better, but now I have the hot flashes. I find one of the frustrating issues with UC is trying to determine what is a result of the condition itself and what is the result of medication! Plus the fact that I am heading near 50, could some symptoms just simply be menopausal.
Diagnosed with UC in March of 1988, I have been on just about every medicinal treatment available through the years. Everything from Azulphidine, Cyclosporine, Asacal, Colazol, Immuran, Methotrexate, and everybody's favorite, Prednizone (yuck!).
I am currently on Humira and am in remission, although experiencing some muscle and joint pain.
I am very thankful for the advances in medication and better understanding of how the immune system effects this condition. There were not too many answers or treatment options available in 1988. We've come a long way!