Lori-yes, SAHM means stay at home mom, as Ken said. Sorry! I am a moderator on a mom's message board, and I tend to use the abbreviations everywhere I type now without even thinking about
it. Sometimes I get email replies from friends asking me what in the world I was saying!
Beth-the trial is for a year, so I will be in it until next April. After that time, they have an
open label study that we can enter into so that we can continue getting the meds until approval. Which is great, since as long as we are in the study, it is free! My personal issue with that is that my husband and I want to have another baby at some point and were thinking about
next year sometime after the study is over, but that brings up a lot of questions for me. I have to be off of the Humira for a while before we can try for another, and if/when I would potentially get pregnant again, I am out of the study. And once you are out, you are out. (Not that you asked for any of this information, of course!) So on the one hand, I think it is great that I can keep getting the medication through the study, but on the other hand, the sooner it gets FDA approval, the better for me in terms of adding to our family since I would be assured of being able to get the med after the child were born.
Their first trial patient is due to celebrate the year mark this fall, so it is a pretty new study. I think that in our local study, I was the 6th person to come into it, and I think they will need most, if not all, of us to get to the year mark before there is the potential for progress in terms of approval.
But at this point, I am just trying to focus on getting off of the prednisone and am glad I doing so much better. I wish you good luck tapering off yourself!
33 years old
Diagnosed in 2007
Currently on prednisone 15mg/day and tapering, Asacol 6pills/day and biweekly injections for Humira clinical trial