Community Forum

Have a question, or want to share your own tips and experiences? Join the discussion in the community forum. You must be registered to participate. Our forums are moderated by Crohn's & Colitis Foundation staff to facilitate a safe environment.

Humira or Stelara for newly diagnosed mild/moderate Crohn's

Sun, March 28, 2021 9:55 AM

Hello everyone, I am 27 and recently diagnosed with mild/moderate CD. Doctor prescribed Stelara but insurance rejected saying that I need to try Humira first. Anyone have any thoughts on which medication to start on?



FPO vdimassa
Joined Mar 18, 2021

Sun, August 01, 2021 5:34 PM

Reply posted for vdimassa.

I am a UC patient and have been on Humira for over a year and half now. It has worked well for me. I appreciate the fact that I can self-inject at home. The injection process is quite easy and painless (which is good because I hate needles). Once symptoms are under control Humira does a good job (for me) of keeping things calm. Of course, this does not mean that I never get a flareup; I just get them less frequently and will less intensity. I can only speak from my own epxerience, but Humira has been very helpful for me. 

FPO Allison
Joined Jul 24, 2021

Tue, April 27, 2021 11:28 AM

Reply posted for juliaw.

Thank you for sharing!

FPO vdimassa
Joined Mar 18, 2021

Sun, April 25, 2021 2:07 AM

Reply posted for vdimassa.

Hi! I am 21 years old and am really struggling with Ulcerative Colotis.I started on Enyvio and it did not work for me. Right now, I am taking Humira and have been for about 2.5 months. I honestly have not noticed a huge change, but I do have more good days than I was having before. They say it could take 4-6 months before noticing improvements so I am just kind of waiting it out. When it comes to biologics, they are tricky because different ones work for different people. It is super frustrating and sucks even more when insurance doesn't cooperate! Hope this helps

FPO juliaw
Joined Jul 26, 2021

Related Topics

Crohn's disease
Author Image rbucciwhite65
Joined Apr 4, 2020

I am a 55yr old female, I was recently diagnosed w....

read more

Just got diagnosis Monday...
Author Image analexander2
Joined Nov 5, 2020

Hi All,  I just got diagnosed with mild Cr....

read more

Foul smelling gas
Author Image Dmihalik
Joined Dec 23, 2020

I  am a uc patient.  Was in remission fo....

read more