I Have UC
I was diagnosed with UC in 2008 at the age of 39. My favorite hobbies are still going to the gym and skiing when the disease allows for me to do so.
I have been on prednisone, lialda, 6 MP, and Humira. I am currently taking 3 lialda per day, Humira shots every 2 weeks and cortifoam enemas as needed. I take a multivitamin, vitamin C and iron pill. I have tried fish oil, aloe vera, and SCD diet none seemed to produce much benefits. My symptoms range, from a few bowel movements per day up to 10 to 12 when flaring worse. Don’t believe I have ever achieved 100% remission. I watch what I eat as certain items, like soda, pizza, fried food, etc. definitely worse the symptoms.
My question is how do you know when humira has stopped working and you should discontinue? What are the symptoms and reactions? Also has anyone had the surgery and what was the outcome? My doctor keeps pushing remicade next but I am not sure I want to try another biologic.