Humiria ..... is it gonna work ..:-(

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   Posted 5/21/2010 9:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Hiya,  so been on Remicade for the last 4 yrs ..... had a wonderful time  ....ate almost everything  I wanted .... got kinda complacent .... even a wee bit cocky .... but .... anyhoo ....I've now  built up antibody's to Remicade  !!!!   Had a wee trip to ER ...first in 5 yrs .... am now on Humiria .... had first 6 injections .... and I have to say .....not doing much .... still in pain .... thought it would've kicked in by now!!!!  I'm starting to think resection might not be too bad .... if they can leave the valve????    Am I impatient???? .....or is it gonna work soon???  Oh an p.s ..... been on the evil Prednisone ...... and will ma big moonface disappear quick when finished in a week  ....not that I'm vain ...but got a wedding to attend week after I'm off em ...  and  not wanting to buy spanx lol . :-)

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   Posted 5/22/2010 7:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Well I personally think you need to give it more time. Alot of folks on this forum have gone from Remicade to Humira successfully. As for the moonface mine took a few weeks afterwards to go away. Sorry not better news. Hugs!
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   Posted 5/22/2010 7:18 AM (GMT -7)   
It takes time for crohns meds to work. I just hope you feel well enough to the wedding.
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   Posted 5/22/2010 12:18 PM (GMT -7)   
It took 3 months for Humira to work for me.
33 y/o male. Dx'ed in 1999. No surgeries.

Current meds: Humira 2/27/09. Proferrin iron pills.

Reduced gluten and dairy.

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   Posted 5/22/2010 1:33 PM (GMT -7)   
I also built up antibodies to Remicade. My doctor told me that on Humira, I would really only have a 30% success rate. I opted for a resection at that point. My Crohn's returned 6 months later, and my doctor put me on Humira. It took a while, but I've been on it for over a year and have finally achieved remission! Just give it a chance.
-Heather, 24 yrs. old

- Crohns disease since 1995, officially diagnosed in 2003.

- Bowel resection in Dec. 07, Crohns reoccurred July 08.

- Medications - Entocort 9mg, Humira, Pentasa 2000mg, Bentyl 20 mg, Lexapro 20mg, Wellbutrin SR 150mg, Trazadone 25mg

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   Posted 5/23/2010 9:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks guys ....that really helped ..... I'll be more patient ... and I shall go to the wedding with ma big moonface and have a blast no matter what!!!! :-)  xxx

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   Posted 5/23/2010 11:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Give it more time! It did not start to work for me until after 12 shots.
For some it can take up to 6 months
25 year old female from Iceland.
Diagnosed with : Endometriosis march 2007, Anxiety disorder august 2007, CD/UC they don't know witch October 2008, Autoimmune Hepatitis in July 2009
Medication - Humira, Asacol, Librax, Cipralex and Cerazette.

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