Switching from Remicade to Humira? Feedback please!

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   Posted 10/21/2009 4:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Brief story would be that ive had crohns for 10 years now... and ive been on Remicade for about 7 or so years. I am 24 years old and have always struggled with fistulas. Remicade seemed to be the only thing that kept me in remission and the fistulas to a minimum. Recently the remicade has worked less and less and i have been having problems with my fistulas and have been hospitalized for bad infection.

My question here is for the people who have made the switch... is it worth it. Does the Humira work as good as the Remicade?
Right now im on 700 mG of remicade every 6 weeks. The humira i know is every 2 weeks, This could help the remission. Please any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Thanks everyone for your time


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   Posted 10/21/2009 5:18 PM (GMT -7)   
I am also switching to Humira from remicade. I start in november with my first humira shot.

My doc said it was preatty much the same, they let me choose when I first started remicade, if I wanted humira or remicade.
They tell me it is less likely to get allergic to Humira then Remicade.
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   Posted 10/21/2009 6:57 PM (GMT -7)   
I was on remicade 6 & 1/2 years before switching to Humira. I only switched because, like you, it began to lose effectiveness. The Humira took about 3 months to fully kick in, but it works pretty well. It doesn't work like the Remicade used to work, but the last 2 years or so on remicade weren't so great either, so maybe it's just that I'm growing resistant in general. I would say that it's definitely worth a try. The only part that really sucks is that the medicine burns when it goes in. I guess that is a small price to pay for keeping the gut in control.

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   Posted 10/22/2009 12:59 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi I switched from remicade to humira. I have been on humira since may i still am inremission.
Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital

in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.

My GI doctor has me on Asacol, Dicyclomine,,Celebrex and Humira. B-12 injection once a month.
Also diagnosed with Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis

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   Posted 10/22/2009 2:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Check out the medications thread, in my sig.
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Medications for Crohn's ~~ Diet and Nutritional Therapy for Crohn's ~~ Dealing with Abscesses and Fistulae ~~

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