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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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  • Meagan Heidelberg moderator
    2 years ago

    Hi phylgem –
    Thank you so much for sharing with us and our community. We like to encourage our members to follow their physician’s plan of care unless you’re seeking another opinion from an additional doctor. As humira can change the way an immune system works, it can make people more likely to get infections, as well as harder to fight them off.
    Here is a story from a community member with taking humira; https://inflammatoryboweldisease.net/stories/i-feel-better/.
    Also, a lot of helpful information regarding humira from our site here; https://inflammatoryboweldisease.net/treatment/medications/biologic-therapies/adalimumab/.

    Hoping that you find this helpful!
    Meagan, InflammatoryBowelDisease.net Team Member

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