Humira seemed to provide me with the best results. None of the pills worked. Methotrexate worked for abount 8 weeks then stopped. Switched to Remicade infusions. Not bad but developed pneumonia. Then Humira. Iwas on Humira 18 months. just switched to Cimzia. Not altogther thrilled with it's performance thus far and I'm getting hives each time. I just had my third pair of shots. I'm hoping that the fourth will do it. Everybody processes medication differently. I have other medical issues that can be factored into how a drug perfroms and how my body dose when on it. Some truly last longer and can prompt remission. I'm hoping this will be the one. All of the Biologic meds. carry strong warnings. For the first two years that I lived with active Crohn's I was always optomistic but terrified by the warning lists. What I have come to understand is that the potential benefits greatly out weigh the potential side effects. Though my Crohn's has yet to go into remission I have had better days. If I didn't allow myself to try these meds. I would not had these times although few thay were times I will not forget. Just when i get to that place where I want to scream - n0 more drugs! I stop and ask myself waht the alternative would be? It is a very difficult road but one worth participating in because ther really isn't an alternative my friend.
Try not to worry. Go over all of you questions with the Doctor and don't stop utilizing your sources of support.
Formal diagnosis 3/2006, IBS 1992, Degenerative Arthritis Facet block and RFA, Seizure Disorder, Severe Carpal Tunnel both hands, SVT arrythmia, 2004 cardiac Ablation
Cushings Syndrome(thanks Prednisone), Asthma, Multiple Laps for ovarian adhesion to bowel, C/5 & 6 disc herniation - plate with screws, resistant to anethesia/most pain meds. Chronic fungal infections.
Multitude of Meds. Have tried most Crohn's meds. Gall bladder removal and Intestinal Lap. June 08.- Intestinal blockage July 08 moved on from on Humira..now on Cimzia.