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Date Joined Sep 2006
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   Posted 12/15/2008 2:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello everyone! Havent been around in a while. (2yrs or so) UC has been in remission for over a year without anything but exercise (mainly chasing our 16 month old around ), good diet, and low stress. However thanks to our economy I lost my job the Friday after Thanksgiving. Well the stress of that along with my wife being in gradschool and jobless my friend UC showed his ugly head...Anyway I have always have had good luck with Remicade but its so exspensive. So I asked my doc about Humira. I would love some info from anyone that has used Humira.

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   Posted 12/15/2008 10:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Has noone tried Humira?

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   Posted 12/15/2008 10:35 PM (GMT -6)   

  I've been on Humira for about 8 weeks. I was previously on Remicade and that eventually failed. I'm not sure I'm the perrson to talk to regarding Humira. It is less expensive but it's always a gamble as to if it works. I'm thinking it's not really working for me. I'm in a flare and have been for probably 12 weeks. I'm taking 5mg Prednisone, 75mg Imuran, 12 Asacol a day, and Humira shots weekly. It feels like it's "holding" me where I am but to be honest, I almost think it's the Imuran.

  I will tell you the shots burn. It's not unbearable but the medicine burns going in and the hole is sensitive for about 10 minutes after. I'm a nurse so I can handle most shots, but these make me wince. Of course, if it means no more UC... Just so you know what to expect. Hope everything works out for you. It's tough when life seems to get things going for you and then you spend tons of time trying to get yourself calmed down again!

Good Luck!


30 years old; diagnosed since 1997 (but I've had it forever)
Current meds:
-Began Humira 11/08
-Cortifoam nightly
-Prednisone 5 mg!
-Re-trying Imuran; I'm at 75mg
-Asacol 12/day
-Failed Remicade (8/06-8/07)
-Calcium + Vitamin D (for my steroid-affected bones)
-Prenatal vitamins (for the extra stuff, not for pregnancy)

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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 903
   Posted 12/15/2008 10:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Humira is a Godsend for me. It really helps. I've been taking it for close to 1 1/2 years. It is the best drug that helped put me in remission real fast. There are many other postings about Humira, it's a hot topic. I really don't know what else to say about it. I'm just thankful for the medicine. I was on Remicade before I started Humira, and it was free for me, then switched to Humira, and I have to pay for it. But.... if it keeps me in remission I'm going for it.
26 year old, Married, Female.
Diagnosed with UC since March 2007
Taking Humira and Imuran since May 2007 (Currently in remission since May 2007)

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   Posted 12/15/2008 10:46 PM (GMT -6)   

Thanks for the response, I will search threads for even more info.


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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 90
   Posted 12/16/2008 7:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Does anyone's insurance cover Humira w/ a UC diagnosis? I thought it has only been approved for Chron's so far......
Diagnosed w/ Ulcerative Colitis in 1999

Major Flare 6/2006- in hospital for a week where I received ALOT of IV prednisone and 1st Remicade Infusion. Continued on bed rest for an additional week.

Current Meds-
Off Prednisone since Oct 2006.
Remicade Infusions every 8 or 9 weeks-last infusion 10/2008, next one is next monday.

Considering Probiotics.

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