What to do?
Last updated: May 2018
I was diagnosed with Crohns about twenty years ago. Until now I have been lucky to get by on Pentasa. I recently had my colonoscopy and I have an ulcer on my colon. My GI recommended that I start on Humira, an immune suppressant. I typically do not get a lot of colds and/or infections. I am concerned that with a suppressant I will get sick more often and pick up infections. There is a slight chance this ulcer might heal by itself. However, if it gets worse, I will eventually need surgery. Has anyone else had this experience? Has anyone been on Humira? Did you suffer a lot of side effects?
Thanks for any information you can provide.
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