I'm always a little wary about
doctor's reasonings, too. Not long after my diagnosis, I wasn't able to get off prednisone with Lialda alone, so my GI immediately recommended Remicade. Even though now I'm more for the "step-down" approach, I was freaked out about
getting infusions, so I went in for a second opinion. I was new to the game then and had no idea there were the other options of Humira, Cimzia, 6-MP, methotrexate, etc. and when I brought all that back to my GI, he was a lot easier to deal with. Though I ended up on Remicade in the long run, I started off on Humira and I'm even thinking about
switching back for a few different reasons.
If you think Humira isn't worth it for you, talk to your doctor about
swtiching. But if it's working for you and you're not struggling with side effects (and you can afford it), you may want to consider staying on it a while.
23 years old, Female.
Diagnosed with Crohn's Ileocolitis November 2008.
Currently taking Remicade, 50 mg 6-MP.