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   Posted 7/13/2010 5:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Question for my CD Friends... 
I have been on Humira for over a year, I give myself a shot everyother week.  My doctor office had me miss a dose because I was sick with the flu.  I was suppose to go right back on the shot after I was feeling better and didnt.  Has anyone been off Humira for a couple mths and then started again... was everything fine?  Thanks in advance for your input...  

Jonny Five
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   Posted 7/13/2010 7:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Definitely something you should ask your doctor about. Or, call the Humira hotline and ask one of the nurses. Unfortunately, I have never missed a dose for that long, so I can't give you any advice from personal experience. However, I can imagine the possibility of requiring another loading dose, or an increased risk for allergic response so it's probably best to check with a doctor or Humira nurse just to be safe. That being said, a couple months isn't very long, so I imagine it's totally fine - but I would still check with a doctor just to be safe.

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   Posted 7/13/2010 9:51 AM (GMT -7)   
I was off the Humira for about 6 weeks.  I had surgery at the end of May to repair a surgical hernia and the surgeon had said that I needed to stop the medicine 2 weeks before my surgery and then wait a week after to go back on.  With the way the dates fell - it ended up being about 5 to 6 weeks.  When I did go back - I just started back up with one shot every other week and I haven't had any problems.
Diagnosed with Crohns in May 08
Resection in November 08
Currently on Humira, Entocort, Zoloft, Ritilan SR, B12 injections, Cytomel, Calcium and Vitamin D
Married, mother of 4 that works part time

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