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orangeman
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   Posted 2/13/2008 2:47 PM (GMT -7)   
You mentioned a bad reaction to Humira.  What did you experience?
 
I am currently on Humira (5 doses) and 20mg pred.  Will start tapering after my next injection.  
UC since April 2006; first flare May 2007, hospitalized 28 days.
Remicade infusion brought symptoms under control, but caught MRSA infection from PICC line.
2nd Remicade at 14 weeks, severe reaction, no more Remicade.
currently tapering prednisone (20mg/day down from 60), will taper 2.5mg after fifth Humira injection, crossing fingers that Humira will help me get off the prednisone


ALI9
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Total Posts : 95
   Posted 2/13/2008 3:35 PM (GMT -7)   
I am severly allergic to latex, humira has latex encasing the needles on the pen and the syringes are capped in latex. Humira told me directly that the pen was the safest way to go the MDs agreed to try it well each time i noticed something like a headache, stuffy nose soreness in my throat figureing that everyone knew what they were talking about I kept trying a month ago an hour after giving the shot it became very har to breath i took benadryl.I can say one thing my Internest said before i started that the more you have contact with the more you become more sensitive to it which i agreed. but i was desperate to get better and would have tried anything at that point. Thanks for the reply

orangeman
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   Posted 2/14/2008 7:02 AM (GMT -7)   

Thanks for the quick reply.  I asked because I had a head cold last weekend and lots of pressure in my sinuses.  I would even get what I can only describe as a "foggy" feeling every now and then.   Though it might be a delayed Humira reaction.  I called the Humira nurse who said to contact my doctor.  I talked with my GI and he felt it was not a Humira reaction.  However, he had me postpone my next dose (due yesterday) for a couple of days until the sinus issue subsides.  Any thoughts?

 


UC since April 2006; first flare May 2007, hospitalized 28 days.
Remicade infusion brought symptoms under control, but caught MRSA infection from PICC line.
2nd Remicade at 14 weeks, severe reaction, no more Remicade.
currently tapering prednisone (20mg/day down from 60), will taper 2.5mg after fifth Humira injection, crossing fingers that Humira will help me get off the prednisone


Jillybean1887
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Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 56
   Posted 2/14/2008 9:20 AM (GMT -7)   
I too have a Latex alergy as when I contacted Abbott, the company that makes the Humira, they basically said to stop taking it which I could not do. Even the pen has latex in it, but I premedicate with both Benadryl and Hydroxine as the Benadryl hardly works for me anymore.

As a nurse, I find it very strange that in the hospital everyhting is just about latex free, even the syringes we use, so I can't understand why Humira has to come packaged with Latex. Someday someone womewhere will make a change for us. Good Luck.

Jill
Diagnosed with Crohn's Disease in 2000
Bowel Resections 6/05, 11/05 & 7/06 (removal of terminal ileum and appendix)
Humira 40mg. every week
Percocet 10/325mg
Codeine 30 mg.
Cymbalta 30 mg.
Xanax 0.50mg
Phenergan 25 mg.
Zofran 8mg.
Hydroxine 25mg.
B12 Injections monthly


ALI9
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Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 95
   Posted 2/18/2008 3:28 PM (GMT -7)   
I contacted abbott by e-mail after this happened and asked why they couldnt make the humira latex free, they have contacted me back several times my internest said today that they even contacted him wanting to know if it was a true reaction!!!! can you believe that im sure I will be hearing from them soon agian. told them I suggested this before i even started they should have taken me more serious.
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