Experience with humira?

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My doctor wants to put me on humira. I am afraid of the side effects. Does anyone have experience with this drug? Were you ever able to come off if it? Other possible drugs with LESS side effects? Should I get a second opinion? Currently on mesalamine, cort enema, folic acid, vsl probiotic. Thanks in advance for suggestions.

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    It's expensive,  make sure your insurance will cover it.             Make sure your doctor knows everything you're taking, including any herbal supplements.     

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    I went thru this myself.. I did not want to go for Humira. Waited 6 weeks using Prednisone, Asacol, Uceris , Uceris Foam Enema, Turmeric Pills, Integra for Iron and Folic Acid . After 6 weeks it worked. I am doing much better ..

    So my suggession is keep patience and try all other meds  first. If no improvements for 6 to 8 weeks , then consider Humira .. It does have bad side effects. 

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    Be very, very, very careful stopping steroids.      After I had my operation and colon removal,   my doctor took six months to get me off them.    You have to do it very slowly.   
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