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03-06-2017, 03:27 PM   #1
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Started Humira on Feb. 17th, wondering when it will start working...?

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I'm Theresa. I joined the forum today after having Crohn's for 26 years. I usually deal with my disease pretty well. The usual response when I tell someone I have it is one of two: 1. what is that? or 2. you don't look sick.

I've been on numerous medications over the years and finally decided to try Humira. Been in a flare since last summer. Functioning and experiencing days of relief but no where near remission.

For the first time in my life the Crohn's is making me depressed. I usually do not let living with Crohn's upset me, but lately it is. I'm tired. 26 years and still no cure, nothing on the horizon. The idea of living out my life with this horrible disease is very depressing.

Very concerned of possible side effects from Humira, and wondering what others have experienced.

Hanging on a thread on Long Island, New York..............
Trisa
03-06-2017, 03:33 PM   #2
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Ds has been on humira for5 years this April
All drugs have listed side effects
But that doesn't mean you will all of them or even one of them

So far no issues with. Humira
Unlike like lower level drugs which gave him nausea fatigue
Rashes etc...
Humira is just a painful shot in the USat least until this summer
Then it switches to the pain free kind

Good luck
Ds was dx at age 7 and is now 13
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03-06-2017, 03:38 PM   #3
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Thanks, so far i found the shot painless.

no relief yet.
03-06-2017, 03:50 PM   #4
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Your title asks when will it start working? I think I have heard one response of six months.
03-06-2017, 03:51 PM   #5
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It's takes anywhere from 3-5 months on average to reach its full potential
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