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Weekly Humira

Anyone on weekly Humira injections? What was your experience like? My doctor wants to increase my dosage to once a week due to several tests showing increased active inflammation. I also had a blood test that showed low amounts of Humira. My insurance has denied the increase twice. My doctor has referred me to another doctor to try to get a second opinion.
 
I'm on weekly humira for UC. After taking humira every 2 weeks and still having symptoms (mainly diarrhea and urgency) my GI switched me to weekly. He did run a few test to check my fecal calprotectin and humira levels. My humira levels were well above therapeutic (@24) but my fecal calprotectin was at 595.

I think it took my insurance company 1 day to approve the switch. They didn't question my GIs recommendation at all. I'm doing much better after switching to weekly and also adding 50mg/day of azathioprine.

I hope you get approved to weekly soon. Some insurance companies are know to give people a hard time but your GI can appeal your case especially if he has lab results showing you need it.
 

my little penguin

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Ds was on humira for over 5 years (Age 9-13 )
He took it every 2 weeks
Every 10 days
Every 7 days and then every 5 days
Each increase in frequency lasted over a year or more for him
Definitely worked well

good luck
 
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