I've had 3 resections over a 40-year period, and after the last one 7 years ago, my doctor told me I needed to be on Humira because I needed a maintenance drug, and all oral drugs had failed me in the past. My only Crohn's symptom then and now is frequent BM's, mostly loose. I got the Humira injections for 4 years, and was doing fine, but the doctor dropped the ball and wasn't monitoring me properly - blood tests, etc. I decided I was sick of getting the shots every two weeks, and just stopped. My Crohn's is the same, but my arthritis flared up big time, and now I am considering going back on Humira for that reason. I also noticed that after 4 years, I was developing a small bald spot on my head, and I was gaining weight. After stopping the Humira, my hair grew back quickly and I lost 10lbs. I guess I'll deal with those side effects if it means relief form this awful arthritic pain.
40+ years with Crohn's - 3 resections, abcess, fistula, arthritis, chronic hives, dry eyes.
Humira, antihistamine, Muro, vitamin B12, Vitamin D. Life is good!