Humira and imuran

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Avatar f tn I started breaking out in rashes and my mouth would blister, it's a lot better than it sounds, I swear. But I started Humira in December. For the first month and I half I was moody and tired all the time. I felt so hungry and I ended up gaining about 60lbs, apparently most of it was water from the prednisone. Everything has precautions, but I think if you're doctor is willing to try it, it's worth it.
686769 tn?1236275731 Has anyone been on Humira and what kind of result did you have? Any side effects? I am on lots of meds which are not decreasing the pain. My doctor wants to put me on Humira and I was wondering if anyone out there has had any success with this drug. I am desperate to NOT be in pain anymore. Help...
632390 tn?1225996064 right now im worried about all of my medicines hurting the baby. im on Prednisone, Humira, Azathioprine(Imuran), and Asacol. right now im doing pretty good so i dont want to chance anything and just stop taking it, but im afraid of what all that could do to the baby. and my gi dr is out of town for a week so he cant tell me what to do. have any of you been pregnant while dealing with a crohns flare? or on any of these meds? any help is greatly appreciated!!
Avatar f tn MTX was stopped in Jan 2011 and Imuran started, but my arthritis persisted so I was put on Humira in mid April 2011. My current Rheumy switched my diagnosis to undifferentiated arthritis with high suspicion for SLE or seronegative RA.
Avatar f tn I was on Imuran as well as Humira and I never got sick, even after being around people who were. Maybe I was just lucky. Keep hand sanitizer with you at all times. Remember not to touch your face as well, and get lots of rest!
1974283 tn?1425612724 I agreed because I got fired from my job for being this sick. I have been taking Humira weekly for a couple months and it seems to help for the most part. With asacol + imuran + curcumin added to the list I feel a little better but I still get sick after I eat and if I don't eat.. Can't win, eh? So, for the most part I was feeling alright. My stomach was pretty happy, compared to what it has been, and then I started taking the Remeron again.
Avatar m tn My BD has been maintained by Humira 40Mg weekly and Imuran 200Mg daily for over a year. Prior to that Humira was bi-weekly for about 8 months and Enbrel was used for about 8 months prior to it. All in combination with Imuran 150Mg or 200Mg. During this time I have had uveitis (lasted for about 4 months) followed by gastritis (8 months), followed by strep throat leading to chronic tonsilitis and re-occuring bronchitis flares for 6 months that triggered asthma and now back to uveitis...
1974283 tn?1425612724 I was on seasonale for about a year or so and I was always in a flare. I had the birth control injection because while I was in the trial I was so sick that I wasn't absorbing medication. (Lost 27lbs). Now whenever I "spot" are start to, my colitis freaks out and makes me bed ridden. I've been in bed for about 4 days now. Also, I googled coconut oil and how it could effect my colitis. Does it or could it cause a flare? I read that some people use it actually to remedy the symptoms.
Avatar f tn Nothing is working. This time its really bad and I feel scared. Doc tells me our next step is remicade, humira etc. After researching I dont feel comfortable with trying any of those. It seems that it may help with the crohns but start a whole new diesease to tackle. My husbands co-worker suggested that I should try aloe vera juice. So I picked up some two days ago. Have been drinking 6 ounces daily since. I feel something is happening....stomach feels quiet.
198198 tn?1200014517 He scoped me and my CR is very inflamed. Put me on Prednisone for 2 months and Imuran indeffinatly. I went from 8-12 BM to 1-2 (talk about stupid ha?) Feeling great, but had to go back for another colonoscopy. I was positive everything was peachy-dory. Doc comes out says I am still inflamed and have strictures (intestine thickening and slowly closing). So now he prescribes Humira... I FREAK OUT. He is bringing out the big guns. I now find out that my insurance doesn't cover it AT ALL.
Avatar n tn I had UC for ten years until I perforated and had my colon removed and a J-pouch built 16 years ago. My son has UC and moved onto the Imuran last year. He did have some acne with the prednisone too. He has been in a wonderful remission this past year and is so enjoying feeling healthy. The only change he continues to make is to leave dairy alone as he realizes he is lacto intolerant. I hope you will get the same success. How I wish this was available to me back when I was ill.
Avatar f tn Wow...I'm really sorry you are in so much pain...please see my recent post on this site about "does anyone have a diagnosis of undifferentiated arthritis"? I'm relatively new to the chronic, systemic, autoimmune, connective tissue disease scene, having come down with sudden symmetrical polyarthritis of the fingers, hands, wrists, and feet/toes back on July 1, 2010...
Avatar f tn I am currently taking prednisone (5 mg per day and tapering), plaquenil, imuran, humira (every 10 days), celebrex (100 mg twice a day), elavil (low dose for insomnia and chronic pain relief), and a couple meds for GERD & Barret's esophagus too. I've never been a pill popper before aug 2010, but I am convinced all these meds are truly needed since I now can use my hands again without major pain and stiffness (still have some but it's MUCH better than last year).
Avatar m tn Hi to all, I need your opinion and advice. First I want to say sorry for my English. I´m male 30 years old. I have unprotected vaginal intercourse with girl I met online and don´t know her status. I have been diagnosed with Crohn´s disease nearly 6 years. For this I took 100mg of Imuran (azathioprine) daily for over 3 years. Sometimes also took Medrol (methylprednisolone) when disease flares up.
680313 tn?1249316003 I am in the same boat. I tried imuran, after a week the nausea was so bad I started vomitting and couldn't stop. I then went into a crohns flare up and when it was all said and done within in two days my potassuim levels had dropped to the point where I was lucky not to be in the hospital. I tried Humira and was allerigic (hives), tried Remicade it did nothing. Been on so much prednisone that I get the side effectis almost instantly (moonface, sleeplessness etc) and my bones have been affected.
Avatar f tn However over the last year I have noticed times where I would get sudden onsets of severe abdominal cramping, diarrhea (normailly always constipated), and nausea. I would be running back and forth to the bathroom every five to ten minutes and this would last for a period of two to four hours. After I would have a very tender abdomen and feel like anything I ate could trigger another "attack". In the last few months I have noticed that these attacks have been coming more often.
363110 tn?1340924019 I am 26 year hold and since 8 to 10 month i have hair fall problem and i consulted doctor and he gave some tablets and Pilomin 2 solution and he asked me to apply while goin to bed with 1drop of coconut oil. and he asked me to use Johnson and Johnson baby shampoo to wash my hair. I was applying that and i got itching sensation on my head so i stop using that and i satrted using Dove shampoo.still i am facing hair fall isuue. and consulted Angels Advanced clinic ltd.
456090 tn?1259698437 I am off and on Flagyl for the infections I get but that is usually only for 7-10 day increments. I have been on Imuran (100mg 2x a day) and since November 2007 and varying doses of Prednisone since June 2007. However, I started having severe relapses with the diarrhea, nausea, lethargey, mouth sores and severe arthritis so they upped my Prednisone and added Celebrex and Ultracet for the pain, stiffness and swelling with the arthritis.
7893116 tn?1395130831 He came back and told me i had Crohns disease and IBS. Ive been on imuran and recently started humira but am having problems with my lower abdomen. my abdomen is distended and hard like a rock, it hurts to eat, use the bathroom, pretty much hurts doing anything. I landed up in the ER and had a CT done which showed my intestine was inflamed (not in my ileum). My stomach is in so much pain!!! I just want it removed cause i don't see these medications working. what do i do?
Avatar f tn they did mine every 8 weeks while on MTX, and they still do it every 8 weeks while I'm on the current mix of meds (prednisone, plaquenil, imuran, humira & Celebrex) wishes with the MTX and be sure to take your folic acid with it as prescribed (since it will minimize any side effects)...good luck and don't be scared...I was too when I first started on MTX, but it went fine....
Avatar m tn I don’t have a medical background and I’m not a nutritionist, I’m just sharing my experience with those who are suffering and can’t seem to find a solution with doctors, meds and miracle cures. Meds and Surgery: One thing I’ve learned is that the meds and the surgeries don’t work. I’ve all the steroids and painkillers, which only cause dependency and don’t actually heal. If anything, they masked the underlying problem by prompting superficial stimulation.
Avatar m tn my son is 13 now but was diagnosed with severe Crohn's at the age of 11. We have tried everything (pentassa, imuran, flagyl, cipro, remicaid, humira, cimzia, prednisone, etc.) and have not really managed to control his symptoms for any length of time. Currently he is still steroid depenedent and we just met with a specialist in LI that has advised us that we can add methotrexate to his current meds and it should have a 60% chance of success....
Avatar n tn stiffness relief from the combo of meds I'm currently taking, including prednisone, imuran, plaquenil, humira, and celebrex....we are tapering the prednisone down so I hopeto be off that entirely by Dec...good luck with your rheumy will take time & patience to find the best combo of meds that work for you...and in my case to hopefully get a more definitive diagnosis some day! Hang in there!!!
Avatar m tn second and third year i took imuran (azathioprine) 150 mg/ day and i wasn't responsive, then i took a combination of imuran and pentaza and even then i wasn't responsive. i was only responsive on not less than 10 mg/day of prednisone. i took prednisone for 7 or 8 month and i became corticodependant, so my MD decided to opperate : they took out 22 cm beyond the ileum from the colon. after the first surgery i continued imuran for 2 years and then i stopped it because i had a major flare up.
Avatar f tn Anyway, she wants to do another colonoscopy in two weeks and for sure start me on 6-mp or Imuran. Maybe humira or remicade. I am so terrified of going on any of these. All I read about is all the bad side effects and it scares me to death If anyone is on any of these please give me some advice. I have been reading on natural substances like barleygrass and that all sounds good but not sure if it would actually help seeing how bad this flare has gotten...Please help....
Avatar f tn Anyway, she wants to do another colonoscopy in two weeks and for sure start me on 6-mp or Imuran. Maybe humira or remicade. I am so terrified of going on any of these. All I read about is all the bad side effects and it scares me to death. If anyone is on any of these please give me some advice. I have been reading on natural substances like barleygrass and that all sounds good but not sure if it would actually help seeing how bad this flare has gotten...Please help....
Avatar n tn Last year I had a 3 month course of Humira and it didn't help but I then had a 3-month course of Enbrel and it put my AS into remission. Both of these treatments are very expensive and not pleasant as you have to have injections on a bi-weekly / weekly basis into your stomach.
Avatar f tn After many tests and colonoscopies I was hospitalised and immediately given steroid treatment, I was then put on Asacol and 6-mp. I was ok and on the road to recover for some time after this however I have had 3 relapses since 2 of which have been this year alone and to date I have had 5 courses of steroids. My doctor increased my 6-mp which as caused my hair to fall out. I am now back on steroids and about to start a 12 week course of Methotrexate injections.....
Avatar n tn As remicade is not bringing my Crohn's into remission (hence my high CRP - 53 and rising) I don't feel I have any other option than Humira. They have stopped using Ciclosporin here due to mortality stats). I have tried to get on the autologous stem cell transplant trial in England, but I don't fit the protocol of 20-50 thinking of asking my gastro, whom I will be seeing in the next week or so (National Health Service - you get a appt when they can fit you in!