I have new insurance so I had to go to a new GI today. I showed him my ulcer photos and tried to explain my 12 year history. He was pretty uninterested. Then he was looking at my meds and said he was very concerned about
the 6MP and Humira combination. (It made me think of that other poster here that went into ICU from 6MP!) The GI said that my immunity could be so low that I could get such a bad infection that I could die. I tried to explain how the Humira/6MP has been the only thing keeping me from a violent flare and so far I have not had any infections. He again was not interested. Told me fine stay on Humira for now and he'll see me in 2 months then he wants me off the Humira. I am getting a different doctor.
UPDATE: I went to my old GI and he is going to join my insurance, yay! He said that the GI I went to is a complete moron who doesn't care about his patients, basically. Last blood test I had my WBC's were normal. GI says by September I should feel even more improvement on the 6MP. I picked up my script for Humira the other day, there was no pre-auth hassle like with my old insurance and it was only $30. So today I am a happy camper.