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04-23-2017, 09:56 PM   #1
guitarjamie03
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Has Humira Run Its Course?

Hey Everyone,

I know its been a while since I posted last, but up until recently, I have been doing well (Crohn's wise). Since last week, I have been having some pretty bad symptoms. For example, I have been having at least two bowel movements in one day, but with the trip to the bathroom, I have been dealing with painful cramps immedaitly after. When I get bad like this, I usually stick to the BRAT diet and Ensure to get a few more vitimins and protein. Medicine wise, I am just on Humira. I have aslo been pretty tired latley as well and not just becasue my work is very physical, but that does not help. I am also pretty sure that I have lost some weight as well. But what is crazy is that I will feel bad for a few days, then I will feel great for a few days. On the days I feel good, I am able to eat "normal' food again.

To make matters more frustrating, I found out a few weeks ago that my Crohn's doctor (whom I really liked) recently retired rather abruptly. He had his own health issues including cancer and neck problems, so he had a lot of compassion for us. So in the meantime, I am doctor-less. I do have a schedued appointment on May 19th, but that is like a month away and I hope I can make it that long.

So, I am wondering if my Humira has run its course (I have been on it for 5 years now), or if something else is going on. The injections do help, but it seems like they are not lasting as long as they used to.

Any out there??

Thanks!
04-23-2017, 10:09 PM   #2
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Are you doing them bi-weekly​? Maybe they need to be switched to weekly if that is the case.
04-23-2017, 11:13 PM   #3
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Right now, I am doing my injections bi-weekly.
04-24-2017, 06:00 AM   #4
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Ds has had to increase his humira
First to every 10 days
Then every 7
Now every 5 days so there is room to go up on the med

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