Submitted by Marcia
I was diagnosed with severe ulcerative colitis a little over a year ago right after having surgery to have my gall bladder removed. I don’t know if this was a coincidence or not. After first getting diagnosed I was put on sulfasalizine and prednisone. I went into remission for about 4 months. Once again a flare up came back in full force that has landed me in the hospital two times for several days each time. The meds are not working this time and I have been unable to work or pretty much do anything for the last six months. Then I became uninsured but finally started to see a new doctor and started on humira injections. I have been on these for about a month now so I have done the first six injections. I know they say it can take 2 months to work but I am desperate and at my witts end. Did humira put anyone into remission and if so how long did it take? I have been in this flare up for over 6 months now and am wondering if there is any hope besides surgery. I recently ordered the scd (specific carbohydrate diet) book to try that out. I am 35 years old and until I was diagnosed with colitis I knew nothing about it.