please don't get alarmed at what I am about
to post here. We just had a friend's friend visit here for a month. Really nice couple. The husband played golf with my husband a few times and played cards at our house a few times also.
He has Chrons (she has UC). He is/was on Humira and was feeling the best he has felt in a real long time and so optimistic. So upbeat, happy and finally enjoying life after being ill for so long. They had a phenomenal visit and great time here.
On their drive home back north last week they stopped somewhere in Georgia and they ate at a place with a large salad bar. I guess with Humira you should avoid eating salads - fresh/raw vegetables??? He has been feeling so terrific and I guess really wanted a salad among other things. He got sick the following day and his wife drove the rest of the way home.
He felt like he had a bug of some kind and a bit weak. Long story short he went into a coma at home, rushed to the hospital and passed away a few days later. He got some kind of intestinal infection that he just could not fight off and the hospital could not save him. He was 62.
I am only reporting this as a warning "IF" it is true that there are certain things you MUST avoid when on Humira.
He was a newfound friend for us and looking forward to possibly relocating here with his wife. We are very sad for him, his wife and family.
Our goddaughter's best friend who has had a very severe case of UC has only been helped with Humira and is doing fantastically on Humira now for about
a year. She was at the point her colon was going to have to be removed and the Dr suggested trying Humira as a last resort and it completely turned things around for her. She has 2 small children and this has given her her life back.
I am not trying to bring gloom and doom but please discuss with your doctor and be sure what you need to be aware of to avoid to not cause irreparable harm to your immune system.
We have a close friend who is in remission from breast cancer and while on the chemo therapy she absolutely had to avoid salads and raw fruits and vegetables as well. It is making me and my husband starting to think differently about
this also now.
Maybe more experienced people out there can chime in and give some opinions on this.
61 yr old male~Colitis 1st diagnosed Jan '05-cleared up within a few wks. Flared again in May '06 (now UC) & hospitalized 5/07-currently heading towards a remission. Osteopena of spine from prednisone DX 8/07 Oct 07 feeling quite normal most days. 150mg Imuran
Zero mg prednisone 12 Asacol, Lidocaine Hydrochloride Jelly 2%,multi vitamin, iron 1X day, DanActive, chewable calcium, fiber capsule 1x day, Prilosec 20mg, enalapril 10mg, glipizide 5 mg, zocor 40 mg, baby aspirin, (Fentanyl pain patch 50mg 72 hrs Morphine Sulf 15 mg twice daily)Cortifoam enema PM, Canasa suppositiry AM, folic acid 1mg, Fosamax 1x month