Instead of looking for the old thread I thought I would just start a new one.
I just took another Humira injection so I thought I would give an update.
Before I started Humira I was on 20mg Prednisone, 150mg Imuran and Asacol - 3 pills, 3x a day.
I've been on Prednisone almost four years. Could never get below 15mg without going into a massive flare.
I started Humira on Jan 1, 2008. I started weaning off of prednisone right away but not at at the 5mg a week like my GI suggested.
I got down to 10mg and was still doing fine but I was a little hesitant to go lower. I really wanted to give the Humira a chance to work.
After being at 10mg Prednisone for about
two weeks I finally dropped to 5mg one week ago. I was terrified of a flare starting
I am doing great. One or two bowel movements a day. No diahrrea, no blood no abdominal cramps, not even a stomach rumble. In the past stomach rumbling meant that I was headed for a flare.
In the past if I dropped to 10mg for prednisone I usually started flaring after just a couple of days.
I really feel GREAT! I am still worried about
getting to excited because it seems to good to be true. I have also dropped to 3 pills of Asacol, once at night.
So far, so good. I will call my GI this week and ask her when I can stop prednisone completely. I'm sure she'll say to stop right away. If she does, I am going to stop.
I have to do a self injection of Humira once every two weeks. It is very easy. It administered using an injection pen. You hold it against your skin and press the top button. Count to 10 and your done. My insurance covers it and Humira sent me a CoPay plus card which covers the prescript
ion copay that my insurance doesn't cover so I end up paying nothing.
Anyways, there's my update for now. I will update again at a later date.
Post Edited (Hobo) : 2/13/2008 2:30:08 AM (GMT-7)