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Adalimumab - anxious about starting new treatment

Hello,
I was on this forum a few weeks ago whilst I was awaiting a diagnosis and its now been confirmed I have a section of active Crohns Disease in my small bowel. I've had crohns for 3 years and have been on azathioprine for most of that time.
However theyre now wanting to start me on adalimumab.
Just wanting to get feedback from anyone else thats had this biologic drug or is on it currently and how you found it??
I'm a little anxious about the whole self-injecting part but eager to get used to doing it myself...
Be glad of others help! Thanks.

  1. Excellent question! I was on Humira (adalimumab) a few years ago for my Crohn's, and fortunately, they have changed their formula recently so that it is citrate free and is less painful when you inject it. I, personally, never minded doing the injection and it helped my symptoms greatly so I think it was worth it.
    When will you start it?

    --Julie (Team Member)

    1. Hi thank you for your response and encouragement.


      How long were you on the treatment for if you don't mind me asking? I've heard some people have been on it for shorter periods than others.


      I should be starting it in a few weeks, my doctor has written off for approval so we are waiting on that coming back. I cant wait to feel better again!


      Thanks.

  2. @pinklemonade045,

    I was once on Humira for about a year and a half. I loved that it was an injection from home so I didn't have to go anywhere. I really didn't have any side effects, just fatigue when I would inject. I would normally nap that day and just rest. Overall, Humira didn't work for me but everyone is so different. I know a ton of patients that are on it and are in remission. Good luck! Hugs, Elizabeth (team member)

    1. Hi Elizabeth, I hope its okay to ask, as the Humira didn't work for you, were you then started on an alternative biologic treatment??
      Thanks..

    2. Totally okay to ask. Yes, Humira was actually my third biologic. My first was Remicade, then I tried Entyvio, then Humira. After Humira I did Stelara and now I'm off biologics and on a JAK inhibitor called Xeljanz. It has been working great so far and no side effects. -Elizabeth (team member)

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