I have been on humira for just over 8 weeks.
Last week, it was working okay, but I wasnt satisfied. I happened to have an appt with my GI that had been scheduled to see how I was doing on the humira. I told him that the Bm were still pretty frequent, watery, urgent, etc. but that it was better than december.
He suggested I try humira every week and see how that goes.
I also started metamucil 2 weeks ago and it seemed to be adding form to the stool, but at the appt, it had not made a huge difference.
now a week after my appt, and before I have increased the frequency of humira, I am having 1 BM per day (for 4 days in a row) and it is formed. I haven't been this well in 5 yrs. I am so excited. I said cross your fingers, because it has only been 4 days... but this is amazing.
I think it is due to the addition of the metamucil every day or maybe it just took one more week for the humira to work to its potential.
Anyway, should I just stay the way I am, or should I increase the humira as my doctor had suggested?
I cant make another appt -- it takes forever to get an appt with him. I have a colonoscopy scheduled in April and I could just ask him then -- I am thinking I will wait one more week before I increase the frequency of the humira
and sorry if that was long or confusing.
Liver transplant 2004 -- liver is only healthy part of me
Prograf 1mg bid for transplant
humira started dec/09
Remicade - stopped - d/c dec/09
pentasa 1500mg tid
palafer once daily
lomotil every day as needed -- which is basically every day
immodium every day as needed -- which is basically every other day
metamucl with psyllium - once a day