First time posting on this forum, but have been reading quite a bit for the last year every now and then when my hubby has a flare. My husband was dx'd with UC in March 2006, everything seems to bother him diet wise. However I am not with him 24 hours a day, so what I see him eat is very little and usually pretty healthy at night when we get home from work. Within the last few months I was dx'd w/Lyme disease and put on a no refined sugar and very low carb diet. Since I have been cooking this way for dinner or on the weekends, it seems my hubby has been in a small flare and then this last week a full blown very painful flare. He stopped taking his flagyl and asacol about 4 months ago because it was causing him shortness of breath and low back pain (per hubby's dx) and 'not helping any ways'. :o(
A friend of mine at work has Crohns and has been using Humira and he said that it can be used for people with UC as well. He can't say enough good about the Humira and he has had Crohns for 30 years and says tried everything to help (including the flagyl and asacol) him and nothing did until he got on the Humira.
Finally my question... Does anyone here take Humira with a UC dx? If so, is it helping you, have you had any side effects of it?
One other question.. Do any of you take anything for the fatigue that comes with this? My hubby could sleep for 24 hours if he didn't have to work and if he's not sleeping, he's very lethargic and has no energy to do anything.
Sorry for all the questions... Thanks for listening..