My boyfriend has Crohn's and I need some help with this

Posted , 5 users are following.

Hello. I've been dating my boyfriend for a year now. He was diagnosed with Crohn's about three years ago. In the beginning of our relationship he used to get flare ups but it wasn't something that happens consistently. Lately, he has been having terrible pains everyday for the past two weeks plus. It's rare that he doesn't have any abdominal pains now. His doctor prescribed him Humera (Sorry if I spelled it wrongly) and he has been taking those shots. I would like to know what can I do to help him? It is so hard to see him in this pain and I wish I could take it away. It is also taking a toll on our relationship. I just want him to get better and idk what kind of treatment or anything would ease up the pain? I need some advice in this, any advice would do. I'm lost here.

0 likes, 7 replies

Report / Delete

7 Replies

  • Posted

    Hi there

    This must be very difficult for you as it obviously is for your boyfriend.

    Your support emotionally and physically will be very important over the coming weeks and months si be guided by his needs  and try to make allowances for his moods when in pain.

    If he has been on Humira he should be having monthly  blood tests and the treatment will be reviewed every few months.

    However if he is in so much pain the Humira is not enough and he must contact his IBD nurse or specialist to see what additional medications he might need to bring it under remission.

    They may need to do a colonoscopy to assess what is causing the pain unless he had one recently.

    Hope that helps



    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted


    He sounds very poorly, see if you can get him on a liquid diet for a few weeks. It will give his bowels a rest. Drinks such as fresubin or ensure can be prescribed by doctors. If he doesn't improve within a few months of being on humira, he may need to change meds. There is no perfect formula of how to fix it, it's very individual. The best thing you can do is show him your with him no matter how long it takes and don't let him feel he's under pressure to get better. I just had a terrible year and thankfully my husband stood by my side. He encouraged me to follow up with docs. I had to have surgery in the the end. Chill with him at home where he is comfortable and make sure he is hydrated. It's down to trial and error with meds.

    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    I have it as well and there are times when things get rough. His doctor could get it under control with Prednisone. I get it when things are bad. It works fast. Ask the doctor about Entivio as well. If it were me that is what I would want as far as a biologic is concerned. Most will eventually go into remission, so it wont always be like this. He probably needs your support now more than ever. He will get better, but it takes time.
    Report / Delete Reply

Join this discussion or start a new one?

New discussion Reply

Report or request deletion

Thanks for your help!

We want the forums to be a useful resource for our users but it is important to remember that the forums are not moderated or reviewed by doctors and so you should not rely on opinions or advice given by other users in respect of any healthcare matters. Always speak to your doctor before acting and in cases of emergency seek appropriate medical assistance immediately. Use of the forums is subject to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and steps will be taken to remove posts identified as being in breach of those terms.

newnav-down newnav-up