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