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09-06-2014, 04:22 PM   #1
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Starting humira.. Weight gain?

Hi. I've posted a few times. I'm SEVERELY under weight. I'm 25 years old, 5"2' and weigh 85 pounds. Honestly, it has taken all my self-cconfidence. I feel hideous. I've been diagnosed with Crohn's for 2 years and it hasn't improved- actually, it has continuously gotten worse with this weight. I got a new GI who is starting me on Humira. I have the pens but have to go in for training.

please fill me in! I'm so nervous. I hate the thought of giving myself an injection.
What do I expect?
Mainly, will I gain weight? If you did, how long did it take you?
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Fistula and Abscess: 2016/2017
Bowel Resection: April 2017
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Current Meds: Xerelto

Weight gain journey. Currently 92 pounds.

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09-07-2014, 07:07 AM   #2
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Seems it affects everyone differently. I took my first loading dose a couple weeks ago. I had spent several months prior not being able to re-gain weight lost during a recent flare-up, even Prednisone didn't help. After the loading dose, though, I gained about 7-8 pounds. I'm still underweight, but I just took my second dose yesterday. I'm hoping the weight gain will continue as I get back into remission again.
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