I just finished the starter pack today, and am having an issue with a partial blockage and two fistulas that my doctor is hoping the Humira works on... sooo tired of being in pain and vomiting... cannot eat solids at the present time. Any input would be appreciated
I was on Humira for Crohn's for about 5 years. It did wonders and reduced my flare ups tremendously sometimes no flare for over a year. The drawback I saw over time was one of the side effects of skin issues. I starting getting warts on my arms, hands, legs and feet. I was constantly going to doctor getting them removed. I then started getting more moles and worst of all small skin cancers which so far has caused me to have Moh's surgery 4 times. I did eventually get two serious flare ups and had to have surgery. After surgery this last time (a year ago) I told doctor unless it was life or death, I wanted to avoid Humira and look at alternative treatment. Have done good so far but am still dealing with the skin issues. I have had Crohn's for about 30 years. I will say Humira was the best treatment for longer remissions and I don't regret that route at all. I encourage you to stay with it if you can but just beware of the side effects listed in case you start to experience some. I highly recommend watching your diet and make sure you eat healthy things that are good for your condition. Keep in mind some foods work for some patients but not for others so you have to be the judge for what works best for you. Good luck and stay healthy!
- Humira Information for Consumers
- Humira Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Humira (detailed)
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