When you say "no issues" what does that mean ?
I have been using the Humira Pen Injection for almost 3 years.
First was the loading dose and 6mp.
Then the Humira pen once every 2 weeks for about 2 years.
Then the Humira pen once a week for the past 9 months.
2021 : I get diagnosed with latent TB and am currently seeing a Pulmonologist and being prescribed Rifampin. Rifampin once a day, two 300mg capsules, for 4 months.
2021 : I go to the dentist and find out that I have a lot of tooth decay and need one new crown and 6 fillings. I will need more dental work in the future.
2021 : I go to the ER and the Hospital.
I am admitted to the Hospital for just 24 hours.
Based on a CT scan, blood work, doctors consulting each other at the Hospital, I am told I am having a Crohn's flare.
Hospital doctors thought I may have an obstruction.
I follow up with my Gastroenterologist, three visits so far.
I have stool sample tests.
I do not have c-diff or giardia, but my calprotectin is 568.
Next week I have a CT Enterography scheduled.
Then I see my Gastroenterologist to find out what he is going to recommend for my future treatment for my Crohn's.
It is apparent to me that Humira is no longer working for me and I may have to change to another biologic.
It seemed everything was going well until this year.
Now I have decaying teeth, latent TB and a Crohn's flare, all at once.
So, when you say "no issues" do you mean you are experiencing no side effects from your biologic or do you mean your inflammatory disease is fully under control with no problems at all ?
My calprotectin levels :
March 2018 : 694, before Humira
December 2018 : 420
June 2020 : 668
April 2021 : 568