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02-06-2012, 12:20 PM   #1
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Humira for Crohn's and sacroiliac pain


This is my first post here. I have been on Humira for 6 weeks now for crohn's and arthritic low back/hip/knee pain. It seems to be helping my crohn's but not for my back! I have had this back pain constant for a year straight if this Humira does not start helping me soon I will go INSANE!!! In the past year I have been to all different doctors had MRI's, xrays, steroid injections, physical therapy and nothing has helped. It is so depressing to feel like you are a 90 year old trapped in a 30 year old's body Has anyone had a similar experience like this and WHEN DOES HUMIRA START WORKING?!
02-06-2012, 04:08 PM   #2
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Hi Ralagna5,

First of all welcome to the forum. I'm sure you will find this a friendly place with people who have a sympathetic ear. Why not take the time to tell us a little bit more in a "your story" post?

I've been on Humira for the last 18 months or so, weekly doses since last summer. My fistula has improved, but is still a constant feature of my life. For quite a while I've been experiencing pain in my left thigh and the base of my spine. The Humira does not seem to have helped with this pain. A couple of weeks ago I had MRI scans of the Sacroiliac joints and lower back, but don't have the results yet. Constant pain is the biggest drag for me, so I appreciate how you feel. I have had some improvement in the pain in my thigh after starting Amitriptyline a month ago. Have you asked if there is more your Doctors can do in terms of pain management whilst they try to get to grips with the underlying cause?

I wish you well in your search to an answer to your problems.

Diagnosed late 1980ís
Azathioprine & Infliximab not tolerated
Humira since Aug 2010, weekly since Jun 2011
12 EUAs, setons removed & fistulotomy Dec 2012
02-07-2012, 09:54 AM   #3
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I have the same back pain...never had it before starting Humira 12 weeks ago. I wish I knew how to help you sort it out!

I hope you feel better soon!!!
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