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   Posted 8/16/2007 8:10 AM (GMT -6)   
So I had my colonoscopy last week, and even though I had been feeling. . . decent, my Dr. says I still have an active flareup. Which was somewhat of a surprise, since I didn't have blood (well, maybe once a week, just a little) even though I sure didn't have good formations and had maybe 2-3 BMs a day.

So he upped my Azathioprine and put me back on Prednisone, and says I may be going on Humira. I haven't asked him directly yet, (have an appt coming up to talk about this) but he sounds like he is against Remicade because Humira might be safer, long-term.

Any opinions on this?
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   Posted 8/16/2007 8:21 AM (GMT -6)   
My GI is dead against Humira. My insurance will pay for it over remicade for some reason but he doesn't think it's a good idea. Doctors never seem to agree though. I am curious about the differences as well if anyone has any info on it. Good Luck!
Kelly, 29

Left sided UC diagnosed 1/98 age 19, Pan colitis diagnosed 1/07
Currently on 4x3 Asacol, Rowasa every other night, back to 30 mg pred.
Waiting for prometheus test to start Immuran
Prontonix once daily for acid reflux, zofran twice daily for nausea

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   Posted 8/16/2007 2:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Just a suggestion, you can try asking what the difference between Humira and Remicade is over in the Crohns forum. They might be able to answer your question a little better.
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