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Recent content by LoJo

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    Overview of Humira

    I have been on Humira for one year and four months. So far, I have felt really good. My Gastro doctor said I was in remission after a year. I did not have the typical Crohn's symptoms that most people think about. No diarrhea, just the opposite. I had many arthritis flares, including IRitis...
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    Thoughts on routine Colonoscopy during Pandemic

    I had a colonoscopy in July as a 1 year follow-up to Crohn's diagnosis, and being on Humira. All went well and I am in remission. Feeling good. I was a little nervous, but, it worked out for me. If your doctor agrees to put it off for a few months and you are doing well, that sounds like a...
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    11 months on humira = success!

    Good luck. I have been on Humira for over a year and, so far, I am feeling great.
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    New to crohns

    I am so sorry you are going through this. I hope you find relief soon. I have been on Humira for over a year. I am feeling great. However, I decided to ramp up my exercise and now my hip and knee are bothering me(degenerative arthritis and osteoporosis before Crohn's diagnosis). i am doing...
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    Newly diagnosed with Crohns

    A year and a half after starting Humira, I feel great. I really started walking more to get in better shape, however, it aggrevated my right hip and knee(arthritis and osteoporosis prior to Crohn's diagnosis), and I am now taking physical therapy. I have been using the therapy pool. I am still...
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    Iritis, Uveitis and Crohn's , Oh My!

    Update: September 2020: I had Iritis flare ups several times over an 11 year period, along with arthritis flares. I was treated with prednisone and the Hydroxychloaquine, which stopped or slowed the flares. Last year, I was diagnosed with Crohns. I started Humira last October 2019.(I stopped...
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    Question about crohns and fatigue

    Just my two cents worth, years ago(almost twenty), I had severely low iron. The only reason given at that time..It may have been poor absorption?? It built back up, slowly, with "Slow FE" and vitamin C taken with it. Years later, thyroid problems(I was feeling tired); now taking generic...
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    Update on my story: appreciate feedback

    What about blood tests for iron? I craved ice when I was severely anemic. I have know a couple of other people who did too. Good luck, hope you find answers.
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    Not having it

    Sorry for your problems. It must be so frustrating. Keep persisting. I realize that I had several symptoms before I was diagnosed with Crohns and I didn't think to tell the doctor about all of them. I blamed it on being out of shape, old sge, etc. I am taking Humira and have been treated for H...
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    Newly diagnosed with Crohns

    I have been taking Humira for two months and I am feeling good. I am able to eat most foods and have an increased appetite(I will probably gain weight, but, don't need to). Before I started taking it, I was treated for H. Pylori, which was discovered during an endoscopy. I was being checked for...
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    Recommended Books for Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, and other forms of IBD

    Thanks for all of the suggestions. I plan to read some of these.
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    Starting Humira

    Thank you. I am doing great(I think). I started Humira almost two weeks ago. No problems! The injections were almost painless and easy to do. I am sorry that you are having a hard time. I hope it gets better.
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    Starting Humira

    Thank you! I did ask for the citrate free because of posts I have read here. I had my starter dose this past Monday. It was a lot easier than I thought. So far, doing good. Good luck to you.
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    Starting Humira

    Sorry to hear of your medical and emotional issues. (Hrodri327) Wishing the best for you. I was approved for Humira Assist and start the injections the week of Oct. 14.
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    Starting Humira

    Will be starting Humira in the next few weeks. I have been approved and am just waiting for the assist program to see if it will help with expenses. I am getting the citrate free pen. Thanks for all of the input and advice.