My Godchild's very good friend is now on Humira but she is living in Canada and due to return to the US when her husband's job transfer goes through. She was suffering and very close to needing surgery as nothing was working. She suffered for many years while living in the US and in Canada. Long story short this has done the trick for her and surgery is not even an issue now.
I'm wondering when she comes back to the US in the next few months what kind of difficulty she will have if any if it is something that is not allowed in the treating of UC. But since she is on it and it is the only thing that worked for her then maybe that will be the exception??? And yes it is definitely UC that she has.
Because of all my husband is going through my Godchild is in touch with her on a regular basis and was trying to get information from her in the hopes it might help him. Imuran did nothing for her but it does seem to be making a big difference so far for him now after 4 1/2 months.
Good luck - there must be enough studies out there to support using Humira with UC. If it can help some I hope it is approved sooner and not later.
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