Hey, I understand what you're going through. This darn disease is so frustrating! But listen, it's important to do whatever you can on your side of the fence; ie, diet, etc, to control some of the symptoms, but it's sometimes necessary to use the products of modern science. I am currently adhering to an herbalist's diet with supplements and herbs, but I am taking Humira every other week. It's easy to freak yourself out because there are a lot of supposed side effects and what not, but I have done just fine with it. It hasn't necessarily made my disease turn around, but I have nothing "bad" to say about
this drug. The only thing I have noticed is some increase in muscle pain but that's about
it. It's understandable to be scared about
trying this scary new drug, but it's worth it if it can give you some relief and improve your quality of life. Good luck, and keep us updated on what happens!
Currently taking: Humira 40mg/every other week, Zoloft 50 mg/day, vitamins and supplements
Have taken: Cyclosporine, Pentasa/Asacol, Aciphex, Imuran, Sulfasalizine, Cipro & Flagyl, Prednisone, various pain med's, Xanax
Surgeries: Appendectomy 2001, Ileocecotomy 2007