Is Humira Used In The UK

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Silent Lucidity
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Date Joined Nov 2007
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   Posted 8/15/2009 2:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi all,I haven't posted here for a while,but unfortunately I'm flaring again.The worst news is,nothing seems to be maintaining remission now.I'm on my third course of steroids in three months and it's a constant yo-yo effect,I gradually start to feel better,then slip back as the dose is lowered.I'm also using Asacol suppositories,along with my usual maintenance meds of Pentasa and Azathioprine.
So,to the question at hand;is anyone here in the UK using Humira?I can't seem to find out online if it's approved here,and I'm pretty sure Remicade isn't yet.I'm going to have to get an appointment with a GI,as so far I've just been seeing my GP with this flare.I'm just trying to find out what other med options I might be able to try.
I'm desperate to get back in control of this,as I'm being laid off from work in three weeks time.The timing of all this stinks!
Procto-Sigmoiditis dx 1995.First Colonoscopy in ten years,on 29th Feb 2008,revealed moderate to severe Pancolitis.
Current meds;200mg Azathioprine daily.Pentasa 4 x 500mg 2 x daily.
May '09:Brief flare,brought quickly under control(or so I thought)by good 'ol Pred and using Azathioprine as maintenance.Still flaring,Pred helping again,but soon to be tapered and still problems,so we'll see.....................
"How can I be lost,when I've got nowhere to go?" James Hetfield-Unforgiven III

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