Hi Eva Lou -- my Goddaughter's good friend has had UC very very bad for a long time. She has a few small children and a husband who has a job that requires him to travel quite a bit. I don't know how she has been able to raise the children with how sick she has been. (Very similar to several on the board here as well.)
She was definitely headed for surgery as nothing was helping. Humira she was put on. The results for her have been very good. So good that the surgery aspect is now not a current issue any longer. Hopefully this will continiu for her for many years to come.
Other than that I don't have any more indepth info to share. My Godchild has asked a few times if my husband should possibly inquire to the doctor about
that for himself. As bad as he was for those few months this past spring I don't think he was ever as bad as she was.
I know all this info is second hand but figured I would at least post this info since it doesn't seem like there are alot of forum members who are on this medicine.
60 yr old male~Colitis 1st diagnosed Jan '05-cleared up within a few wks. Flared again in May '06 ... left sided UC now, fully involved and trying to get in remission. Acute inflammation-pancolitis-tenesmus rectal pain-granulation is showing some healing started. Osteopena of spine from prednisone DX 8/07 July 07 good days & bad days 75mg Imuran 40 mg prednisone (tapering 8/07) 12 Asacol, Lidocaine Hydrochloride Jelly 2%,multi vitamin, iron 3X day, DanActive, chewable calcium, Prilosec 20mg, enalapril 10mg, glipizide 5 mg, zocor 20 mg, baby aspirin, (Fentanyl pain patch 50mg 72 hrs Morphine Sulf 15 mg twice daily)Colocourt enemas at night. Fosamax and mthly B12 shots folic acid 1mg