Actually, in my case, I wouldn't have considered Imuran if the other drugs hadn't failed, and wouldn't have considered Remicade if the Imuran hadn't failed. For me, going from the least possible toxicity to the greater made sense.
I actually had the same problem with Remicade you're having with Humira. My insurance wouldn't cover it until it was approved by the FDA for UC. It sucked, but I know my policy specifically states they don't cover non-approved drugs or treatments. Remicade turned out to be promising enough that the FDA fast-tracked it for UC, and it got released sooner. Maybe a letter-writing campaign to the FDA would encourage them to do the same for Humira?
I totally understand your frustration, I thought I was going to end up having surgery also. I hope it works out for you very soon.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Asacol, Rowasa, Pentasa, Prednisone, Entocort, Azathioprine
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri.
In remission since April, 2006. Remicade has been my wonder drug.
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