Humira pen or syringe?

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medieval_peasant
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   Posted 3/15/2010 3:55 PM (GMT -7)   
If anyone is taking Humira please let me know if they prefer the auto injectors or syringes and why.  Thank you.

wearyRAsufferer
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   Posted 3/15/2010 4:42 PM (GMT -7)   
I am on the pen because I was never good at darts LOL. I'm afraid to jab myself- I'd rather push a button.

peggy baggins
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   Posted 3/15/2010 6:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Medieval Peasant
 
When I was on Humira (for about a year) I chose the syringe over the pen as my specialist said if I was someone who wanted more control it would be better.
 
The pen apparently you place on the skin, push a button and anything between a 1 - 5 seconds later the needle goes in and then a few more seconds and the fluid is released.  I like to know when the needle is going in and I like to control the flow of the drug as sometimes it can sting!shocked  I never found any pain with doing the needles myself, just a little unpleasant when the drug goes in that's all.
 
It's very much a person choice and if undecided then try the pen first.
 
Good luck and remember don't rush it to get it over and done with regardless of which ever method you choose. Take your time get everything in front of you and do the procedures correctly.  As I said I did it for a year and still didn't like doing it everytime, some people are different and think nothing of it.
 
Take care and let us know how you got on.
 
Peggy Baggins
 
AS - High Blood Pressure - Irregular Heartbeats - High Cholesterol - Insulin Resistants Disease
Meds: Remicade, Methotrexat, Micardis,  Verapamil,  Lipitor,  Metformin


SydneyJo
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   Posted 3/16/2010 2:53 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Medieval peasant:-)

I have a daughter studying Nursing at Uni and she likes to practise her injecting skills (I was her first human, she usually injected spongessmilewinkgrin ) so before she goes to Uni for the day she injects me.

I have had the pens by mistake and I found I could do it myself more easily as my eyesight is poor and I have trouble seeing if there are air bubbles in the syringe.

Good luck with the Humira - is this for your CD?

Jo


Crohn's Disease, Ankylosing Spondylitis
Current meds: Methotrexate, Prednisone, Humira
Bowel Resection Sept. 07
 
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medieval_peasant
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   Posted 3/16/2010 7:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Yep, its for my crohns disease. I am definetly going with the syringes. Thanks everyone for the input.

SydneyJo
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   Posted 3/17/2010 1:38 AM (GMT -7)   

Good luck medievalsmilewinkgrin  I hope it works as good for you CD as it has for mine. Now I wish it would kick in a bit more for my AS:-)

Keep us posted.

Jo


Crohn's Disease, Ankylosing Spondylitis
Current meds: Methotrexate, Prednisone, Humira
Bowel Resection Sept. 07
 
Forum Moderator - Rheumatoid Arthritis

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