You read it right. I FAILED Humira in 2 weeks! That is just my luck. I had a severe flu-like reaction and then they gave me the option to continue or not, so I chose to continue (I felt I didn't have much to lose). WRONG! I ended up back in the ER for the 2nd time in 6 days. And, now, not only does my gut hurt (they d/c'd me with dilaudid, which is the problem and possible reason for admission), but my ENTIRE body aches from head to toe from the Humira reaction of joint/muscle pain.
I have barely been able to move besides up and down from the recliner to sofa to bathroom. I've been using a heating pad, but it's not working well enough. I spoke to my surgeon's nurse and she is a bit shocked I was d/c'd too so she's taking my case to the a different surgeon in the morning because mine is out of office until Tuesday. I'm afraid they are probably going to admit me tomorrow, yet I know it would be a good thing because I could get better pain relief at least.
So, I have to sign some paper for Tysabri to get the rest of it rolling. I'm imagining it's some sort of waiver since they had such adverse affects in the clinical. But, it's a last ditch effort to kick me into remission. They nixed Cimzia, I guess because of it's similarity to Humira, and it is down to Tsyabri or surgery. I had to choose the Tsyabri, because, as I told my surgeon's nurse, I've been in tears for the last week trying to figure this out. I'm scared to death and I think I'm more scared of being cut open. The good news is my surgeon's nurse told me that if Tsyabri fails, they could get me into surgery in 1-2 weeks, depending on it's urgency.
I'm not sleeping well, the pain is mostly unbearable, but if I don't move, I'm pretty decent.
Did anyone else get admitted under such a circumstance? I'm thinking it might be for the best. I've had 2 ER trips in 6 days...and both times had major meltdowns at discharge because I was TERRIFIED the pain was going to come back..and...it has..
Even on all the meds, I'm still having loose bowel movements. I'm drinking gatorade like a fish and STILL dehydrated. I'm just frustrated...ok, beyond frustrated!
Kaycie - Age: 26
Crohn's - Dx Nov 05
Failed Remicade, Failed Clinical Trial ABT-874/Aisle 12, Failed Humira. Onto Tsyabri. If I fail that, total colectomy.
IVF #1 (In-Vitro Fertilization) - Failed
IVF #2 - IVIg, Heparin, Baby Aspirin - TWIN GIRLS!!!
Reagan Dawn - 8/2/07 - Lived 1 hour 27 minutes due to Cloaca, NOT affiliated with my Crohn's
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