I've had Crohn's disease for a very long time (20 years) and I have had many different treament plans and have had many ups and downs. However - I have learned only two things in all that time....1. Although I can not control my digestive system, I can control my attitude. My mind is a powerful tool. 2. Never be afraid to try something new or to re-try a previous treatment.
I received Remicade infusions for two years, when I began I was a total mess, needing transfusions and totally ulcerated. Remicade healed me and I felt wonderful on Remicade. Unfortunately I had a very scary reaction to it suddenly and had to stop using. I was stuck on the prednisone wheel for a while. During a particularly bad flare, my GI prescribed Cimzia. It did help but it wasn't reliable for me. I would feel really good and then have a bad day or really bad couple of days. I tried for 6+ months. I also got a lot of respiratory infections while I took it.
I was frustrated and started a specific carb diet that worked for me and sent the Crohn's into remission which I have enjoyed for a couple of years. Unfortunately I have had another flare recently (after having a baby and getting off the diet) My GI has prescribed Humira. I have had the initial dose of 4 injections and the second dose of 2 injections. I am going to call my GI tomorrow because I am feeling lousy and for the first time that I can remember I am horribly and terribly constipated and uncomfortable. I have not heard of this reaction to Humira and maybe the problem is unrelated but I don't think so. I'm curious if you had anything similar.
Think positively and give it a try. I have lots of friends with Crohn's and we react differently to foods and drugs. You never know what will suddenly click and send you into remission. I found that the Cimzia injections hurt less at room temp. They do hurt - I found the thigh more tolerable than stomach. For me the injection was nothing compared to a Crohn's attack.
Good luck to you!