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Humira is another immune suppressing drug which is also VERY strong. It is one of the TNF biologic drugs. This is a new drug for Ulcerative Colitis patients, and is used more commonly with arthritis patients. Its taken via a subcutaneous injection, basically a small needle that goes just under the skin.

At a Crossroads!

humira overkill

Introduction: Chris, age 37. Diagnosed in September 2013 after a colonoscopy and a very long summer of deeply unpleasant symptoms. Not thrilled to be making my acquaintance with so many new doctors, blood tests, medications and procedures. Some more about me: Originally from Washington, DC. I haven’t lived there in 20 years but also haven’t […]

Ulcerative Colitis Will Not Keep Me Down!

Introduction: I am 43 yr old male active male from Melbourne, FL that was diagnosed in July 2012. After noticing blood in the toilet in early June, I went to my general practitioner. After several tests I was referred to a GI doctor. The GI doctor preformed a colonoscopy in July 2012 which revealed that […]

Humira, SCD, Low Residue, & 2nd Opinion

Some Quick Info About Me: Hi everyone – I’m Jonathan. I’m 31 years old living in Nashville, TN. I was diagnosed with UC in May of 2011, and have been experiencing varying levels of an active disease ever since. Some more about me: I’m married with no kids, and this disease hit me like a […]

Pooped From Pooping

Meet Nancy: I am 50 years old. I was diagnosed with UC back in July of 2011. I had the one colonoscopy that diagnosed me but may need another one if current treatment doesn’t work. Some More About Me: I like crafts and country decor. I am from New Jersey and have 2 daughters. My […]

New FDA Update Regarding Humira Being Approved for Colitis

Quick Update for all of you who are wondering about and/or interested in the followup regarding the FDA’s approval of Humira. Back in August (link to original story-here) you may remember we talked about the approval process that the Food and Drug Administration was taking regarding Abbott Laboratories anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) medications that blocks […]

Humira and SCD for Colitis?

Bio: Efim. Living in NY, 40 years old. Living with UC for 13 years. Leading a very stressful life. Currently on Prednisone 15 mg, started the SCD recently. My Symptoms: ongoing stomach pain, weakness, fatigue, diarrhea, and hemorrhoids. My UC Story: I have been diagnosed with UC 13 years ago. The leading cause of my […]