Current Details regarding rates of remission from using Remicade and/or Humira (anti-TNF medications) to treat UC, as well as adverse side effects rates, and what to expect when changing from one medication to the other.
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.
Meet Tina: Hi, I am Tina from Hampshire in the United Kingdom. I am 43 years old and a mother or two lovely children aged 9 and 11. I was diagnosed with UC nine years ago after the birth of my daughter. I am currently in a severe flare up which has lasted over 9 months. I am a teaching assistant in a local primary… Read More »Humira, Will this Finally Work, I Can’t Take Much More
Here’s a list of natural TNF blockers: Tumeric/ Curcumin; Milk Thistle; Stinging nettle leaf extract; Fish Oil / Omega 3’s; CoQ10; Green Tea / EGCG; Vitamin E / Alpha Tocopheral; Magnesium; Tart Cherry Juice; Ashwagandha
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.