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How long after your diagnosis were you put on a biologic?

If you are on a biologic for your IBD, can you let me know how long after your diagnosis you started the biologic med? This anecdotal info will help me with a project I’m working on— thanks in advance! (If you want to tell me what biologic you started on and the meds you tried before that, I’d also appreciate those details!)


For an example:

  1. When I was first diagnosed I was put on a medication to which I don’t recall the name. I was diagnosed with very mild Ulcerative Colitis at the time. Fast forward 7 months and my symptoms got severely worse. Had another colonoscopy and the doctor told my my entire colon was inflamed. She put me on Humira. But I was started on prednisone immediately because it takes about a month or so for the Humira prescription to be approved, processed and delivered to my house. Once I started the Humira I stopped the prednisone. Hope this helps!

    1. I was dx'd with Crohn's in 2012, was on some cocktail of Oral immunosuppressants and anti -inflammatories to get my immediate sever inflammation under control, and 3 months later was started in infliximab which required a re-start of frequency after about 8 weeks to eventually get me into my first remission.

      1. Symptoms since 2017, dx'd in Jan 2019, Biologics (Infliximab/Remicade) in Feb 2020 after all other meds failed.

        1. OK, so I need to try and remember back to the beginning in 2007 lol.
          Diagnosed 2007
          Started Infliximab (Remicade) in 2017
          Asacol, Prednisone, Budesonide (Entocort), Pentasa (mesalazine) enemas, Salofalk suppositories, Pred foam, VSL#3, Metronidazole, Ciprofloxacin, Azathioprine, Infliximab between diagnosis and Infliximab
          ~ Sahara (Team member)




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