Adalimumab (Humira)

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   Posted 10/14/2009 3:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello, Im 61 years of age and dianosed with Crohns Dicease in m y early 20's, I've had two operation of the small bowel "Illeum" many flar ups over the years. Over the last 5 years I have had eight dilitations due to stricures, the last resulting in internal bleeding, my specilist consultant has advised me to start Infliximab, which I did, but only lasted for a couple of months as the side effects were quite bad, headaches, itchiness ect.
My consultant has now advise me to use Humira, but once again, there are many side effects, is anyone on this drug or even come of it due to side effects?
I currently take the following drugs, Ranitidine (Zantac), Azathioprine, Calcichew, Questran (A), Vitium b.
Many Thanks Phil

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   Posted 10/14/2009 4:00 PM (GMT -7)   
You might like to check out the meds link in my sig.


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   Posted 10/14/2009 4:31 PM (GMT -7)   
I am. It took several months to do anything, but it helped. As for side effects, I only felt a bit more tired, but nothing else. The other potential side effects are scary, and I really didn't want to take it because of them, but extreme symptoms call for extreme medication unfortunately. I wish you the best of luck in your decision, and I hope that you feel well.

My dietitian is a really good example of a success story on it though. Her knees swelled to the size of grape fruits due to Rheumatoid Arthritis, and her doctors told her she would never walk again. She started humira, and is now back to normal. I would never have been able to tell she had had problems in the past based on the way she got around.
Diagnosed with Crohn's in May of 2008.
Currently taking: Prednisone, pentasa, omeprazole, and humira. Using probiotics and a multivitamin.
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   Posted 10/14/2009 5:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Humira has been wonderful for me.

I have nothing but good things to say about it. I hope that you give it a try.
Humira 2 times a month.
Prednisone 2.5mg every other day(10/3/09)
Lialda 2 X day
Imuran 150mg day
Phenergen PRN
Remeron 30mg day
Pain Meds

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   Posted 10/14/2009 5:28 PM (GMT -7)   
DH takes it to slow the output of two abdominal fistulas. (Crohn's 40+ years.) He has taken it for approximately three far, so good!

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   Posted 10/14/2009 7:52 PM (GMT -7)   
I am on golimumab. Pretty much the same stuff different company. No side effects I have noticed.
Proctitis DX 1999, Pancolitis DX 2008
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L-Glutamine 5000 mg + 600 mg pyridoxal alpha-ketoglutarate
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   Posted 10/15/2009 3:06 PM (GMT -7)   
I have been on Humira twice a month since Dec. 2008 and it has been great. It worked within the first month and I have been in remission ever since. I had some slight bruising issues within the first month but other than that I haven't experienced any other side effects. Getting used to giving myself a shot every other week was the biggest obstacle for me. Hope this helps.
29 year old female, diagnosed with Crohn's May 2008, on Humira since Dec. 2008.

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