Ever get any side effects from the Humira?
No side effects at all yet. Pen injection once every two weeks. Very easy.
I have been on & off prednisone for several years. I could never get below 20mg without flaring. After starting Humira I have been able to get down to 7.5mg. My GI had me weaning 2.5mg every week. I thought it was too fast but she insisted. I got down to 2.5mg and started flaring again. My GI wanted me to consider having my colon removed.
We bumped me to 7.5mg of prednisone. I was doing OK but still had severe urgency and some bleeding & diarrhea.
I decided to get a second opinion. Went to a different GI in October. He did not think I was ready to have my colon removed. He scheduled the Colonoscopy and prescribed Asacol which made my symptoms worse. I stopped the Asacol.
BUT, around September I decided to cut wheat out of my diet completely. By the end of October I was doing REALLY well. One or two bowel movements a day with solid formed stools. No more bleeding or diarrhea. I started taking the Asacol that my new GI prescribed and my symptoms got worse. I stopped taking the Asacol and my symptoms went away within one day.
I felt good enough to start weaning myself off of Prednisone but I wanted to wait for this colonoscopy and see what my new GI had to say.
Since the inflammation has receded to only my left side he is going to start weaning the predinsone by only 1mg which I like a lot better. He also prescribed an enema. Not sure which one because I haven't had the prescript
ion filled yet. I actually haven't even looked at the prescript
ion yet. I won't get it filled until next week.
I really feel that cutting wheat out of my diet has helped tremendously. I actually ate something with wheat in it about
a month ago and had blood in my stool the very next day. No more wheat since.
I bought some "Rice" bread the other day from Whole Foods and made myself a grilled cheese sandwich. It was delicious.