Remicade/Humira......What's next ??

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Tool Man
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Date Joined May 2007
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   Posted 11/27/2007 7:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi to all.....Hope you all had a great Holiday!
This is my first post, but have been following the forum for quite some time.
I have been on Humira now for about nine months and unfortunately I am not getting the great results some of you seem to.
I am in the middle of a flare up now, and I am wondering if and what options I have remaining........
I was on remicade for almost four years, which worked well at first, but eventually I built up an ammunity to it and it was no longer effective.
I read about Humira here on this site and told my doctor I wanted to try and he aggreed.....but results haven't even been close to results I had from remicade.
I had severe allergic reaction to Imuran and Entecort, so those are out, and I hate taking Prednisone although seems that may be my only option for getting flare up under control.
Anyone out there having tried both Remicade and Humira and been in same boat ???
Suggestions/advice would be appreciated.

Post Edited (Tool Man) : 11/27/2007 7:44:12 AM (GMT-7)

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Date Joined Sep 2007
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   Posted 11/27/2007 7:47 AM (GMT -7)   
welcome aboard :) i don't have any advice for you but i am sure some great people will come along with some insight for you.

just wanted to say hi and hope you get to feeling better real soon. take care!
.: stephanie :.
32 y/o female diagnosed 8/8/7 with crohn's of the terminal ileum w/ stricture/scarring
10mgs prednisone (getting there!), 25mgs 6mp, 4000mg pentasa, vicodin for pain & a boat load of other drugs for sleep and anxiety!

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Date Joined Jan 2006
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   Posted 11/28/2007 9:32 PM (GMT -7)   
I am sorry that you are having such trouble. I had not so great results with remicade and then developed an allergic reaction anyway. I got into a major flare after that and was put on a coctail of meds. It did make me better, and I started on Humira as I was getting better. The Humira has worked wonderfully for me. It did take about 3 months to work well though. How long have you been on it now? Maybe it will just take a while longer.

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   Posted 11/29/2007 1:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Toolman,

You might be able to get yourself into the Orencia trial that's running globally right now. It'll probably depend on whether your local hospital still has places available for participants. (Each participating hospital is only allocated a certain number of places, and when they're gone, they're gone).

There's also the stem cell trial (Prochymal), which should be starting in 2008.

Good luck to you,

Co-Moderator Crohn's Forum.

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