Has there been any improvement at all on Humira since you started it in May? You can certainly ask about weekly and also about trying another biologic, likely a different class of biolgics entirely like Entyvio, Stelara (off-label), or xeljanz (off-label). Of those, entyvio would be the easiest to get a prescription for, as it is currently approved for the treatment of UC (the others are not). In my mind, having no antibodies to humira, and no clincial response from it, likely means you've failed the tnf-alpha blocking class of biologics (almost futile to try remicade or simponi), thus the other types of biologics were suggested.
Thanks for your response, Ipoop
The improvement has been so slight, I may have dropped a daily bathroom visit or two. Blood is a big concern because I deal with that daily. After reading my reports when I got home today I can understand the blood part better because there was a comment made that "at the touch Patient bleeds."
Well expedited appointment as in tomorrow. This is good but it didn't allow me enough time to get my slides to take, only the reports, but I have my book of them to take with.
Oh and thank you for what you wrote about
the tnf blockers and that I may have failed. He did mention all of that today but once I found out I was being referred on I was pretty much wrapped up in thought with that. He basically said what you did that I have probably failed the med and that upping it wouldn't help.
I really do appreciate your advice/idea's. They are always helpful.
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