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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.

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Chasing After the Ever Elusive Remission

Christiana is in search of remission just like so many other UC’ers. She’s been through prednisone steroids, Lialda, and now her doctor is suggesting Humira to help with the UC symptoms. At 20 years old and a few years since her diagnosis, she’s looking for some outside help from other UC’ers.

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At a Crossroads!

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 […]

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Remission is a Definite Wonderful

Introduction: My name is Christine. I am 43 and have had UC for over a decade. I am feeling great right now. I have a very active life and enjoy everything. I work with Cancer patients. At the current time I am in remission from this awful disease. Some more about me: I live in […]

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Ulcerative Colitis Will Not Keep Me Down!

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 […]

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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 […]

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Pooped From Pooping

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 […]

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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 […]

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Help, I Feel Lost, Big Decision Ahead

Introduction: Hello my name is Mylène Savaria and I am 41 years old. I live in Canada and I am a social service worker and on the side I live my passion and teach zumba. I have 2 grown kids and a wonderful husband. I am a passionate person that loves life even when at […]

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No matter what, colitis flares don't last forever, don't forget it:)