Well, after a few infusions I had a bunch of joint aches and it turns out my Antinuclear Antibodies (ABA) got elevated so it looks like the plan to double my dose or even to continue remicade, to bridge the gap of several weeks where the remi sputtered out, is over and done with. Humira is next on the table if my insurance approves (which sounds iffy from what I read on these posts). I am also half hoping that they don't approve Humira as these biologics to me stink. I'd much rather get back to tinkering with, say, helminthic (parasitic worm) therapy- something resident in the body for millions of years and in hundreds of millions to a couple billion people worldwide today as opposed to thousands of people on a drug for 10 years or so. Has anyone here who reacted to the Remicade had success with Humira? Mu understanding is that if Remicade doesn't work all that well, Humira usually doesn't either. In my case the remi worked like a charm for about 2-3 weeks each time and then sputtered out. How often are the Humira injections and are they as painful as some make them out to be? (Surely the pain is a joke compared to UC pain).
Pancolitis >20 years, allergic to all 5ASAs
Tried everything under the sun (natural and alternative)
Some partial success with TSO but was too expensive to keep up
Currently Remicade and lots of probiotics, tapering pred again, maybe surgery this year