Remicade did nothing for me but Hunira has helped no end. Took well over 3 months to notice any significant benefit - I had a flare at month three and was back in hospital shortly after. However I stuck with it ... And I'd say only from about month 5/6 did it kick in and significant improvement started. So I'd suggest giving it longer than others have said... Whether on current or increased dose. Good luck.
That is really, really good to know! I know I can't expect the same thing to happen, but it does make me feel more hopeful. Usually you hear of Remicade working better than Humira or both working the same, but not the other way around.For me it was the opposite - Humira did nothing (even after trying the highest dosage) but Remicade worked for awhile. I think I've heard more success about
Humira from people with Crohns than UC. Remicade statistically has a higher efficacy percentage for UC patients than Humira does.
Personally, I would give Humira another couple of weeks on your current dosage before increasing dosage. If you don't see a response after one month doing the weekly injections (after several months of every other week injections), it's probably time to move on.
Good luck!Thanks, that makes sense. I would like to try upping the dosage before giving up on it, but we'll see how much longer my doctor wants to keep me on the every 2 weeks schedule.
Dx'd w/pancolitis 1/13/15
Finally off Prednisone after 6 months, started Humira 8/17/15
1 Ultimate Flora probiotic per day
1 Freeda Quintab multivitamin per day
50mg sertraline (Zoloft) per day
Tylenol Extra Strength as needed for cramps/headache