TRAVEL INSURANCE WITH CROHNS AND HUMIRA

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Had crohns for 25 years had ops in 1990 and 2000 very few flare ups in between, had a flare up in november and was on steroids for 8 weeks then had scans to see what was happening got alot of inflamation in bowel so they are putting me on humira next week. I am due to go on holiday in 4 weeks, struggling to get insurance because i am classed as waiting for treatment. what insurance companies are people using for crohns  and has anybody been on humira and had any side effects and how long did they last...thanks

 

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    Dont want to put a downer on you, but I found Humira did not work. But gave me a depression, if you knew me. You would say I was the last person to become depressed. I have a first direct Bank account I pay for, this comes with "free" travel insurance from Arriva. I was not waiting treatment last time I went away, but they did not give me any extra premium or restriction.
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    was thinking of waiting untill after wednesday and had my injections then i am no longer waiting for treatment.
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    Cant help regarding insurance but I've been on Humira for nearly 5 years and haven't had any side effects. I have Crohns and associated arthritis, I was put on methotrexate for Crohns and Humira for arthritis. They are working the other way round though, when I had to stop taking methotrexate prior to an operation my arthritis was so painful I couldn't wait to start taking it again. I think it's down to the patient, some have side effects but I can honestly say Humira has been really good for the Crohns.
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    Got my insurance sorted and had a good holiday, just one flare up but not serious. had my first humira injections and no side effects, staying positive and hoping it will work.
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    I am on Humira but am finding it does not work and am still having regular flare ups I was increased to having the injections once a week instead of every fortnight. I never got any side effects but I would advise injecting in to the stomach rather than the leg as I found the leg hurt more. i do hope it works for you and keep your chin up.
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