Humira failing?

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UC Dude
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Date Joined Aug 2005
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   Posted 7/26/2009 9:35 AM (GMT -6)   
I have used Humira for about 18 months. My UC is minor problem compared to arthritis flares that seem to come with my UC.

Humira has kept me from having nasty join flares since May 2008. In the last month it seems like my UC is acting up and my joint issues are resurfacing.

Anyone else have any experience with Humira and reaching a point where its efficacy starts to wane? Currently on one pen every other week. Dr. does not want to go weekly due to risk of serious infection.
Rheumy wants me to consider methotrexate on top of Humira. After 11 years of battling my colon, joint issues and possible psc..... this "crap" gets old.....

I don't want to take meds, I don't want to have joint pain, I don't want to have my energy sapped... arrrggg!!


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   Posted 7/26/2009 10:29 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm having some issues myself, my GI let me up my Humira to 2 shots every other week. Maybe you could try that. Your question about the Humira failing, is kinda making me wonder the same thing. But.... I kinda doubt it... I sure hope not. ;)
27 year old, Married, Female.
Diagnosed with UC since March 2007

Taking Humira since of May 2007 (Currently in remission since May 2007)
Put on Imuran from May 2007 to Jan, 15 2009
Put on Canasa June 25, 2009, off Canasa on June 30th 2009.
*Can't take Asacol, Allergic to Remicade, odd reactions to Canasa went backwards a bit.
*Started minor flare in mid June 2009 but VERY minor. :(

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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 7/26/2009 10:55 AM (GMT -6)   
I find the humera and methotrexate work very well together personally, i like to think that not only both of these drugs help control pain but they also help with joint damage and Deterioration to!
Personally since being on both sets of meds for about a year and a half i have found that my energy levels have increased and i dont experience any joint pains at all now a days!
everyone is differenrt though

Post Edited (Kalea) : 7/26/2009 9:58:00 AM (GMT-6)

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