first shots of humira, insurance is sucky, and one question

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bunnypucker
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   Posted 3/12/2008 1:53 PM (GMT -6)   
first it was such a hassel (sp). the doc specifically rx'ed syringes not pens because i have a latex allergy and around the needle is a latex ring. so i goto to pick it up, the pharmacy sticker says syringes so i take it home and open it. guess what, its pens. ugh!
so i take them back and tell them they gave me the wrong thing. first they fight me on it cause i opened it. i tell them firmly that it was their mistake and they WILL fix it. (this was unbelievably hard for me because i hate confrontation so much that i wont even ask someone to move in the grocery asile to get through with the scooter, anyhow back to the story) they took it to a pharmacist and they talked a lot and looked at me and brought it back over and said nowhere on this does it say latex. i explained that from my starter pack information book it said that that the needle ring thing and it clearly said there was dry rubber which , duh, equals latex. then they said even though the doc said syringes they assumed that i wanted pens becasue they dont have to be pre authorized by medicade and are automatically covered. i mean come on people! you ASSUME?? anyhow i didnt back down and they said they would do some calling around and i finally got my shots (whew).
so i took them yesterday. my mom is a nurse and she did the first two for me to show me how to do it. the first one she shot it in so fast i screamed and then she did it slower but not slow enough. then when it was my turn i did it reeeeeeeeal slow and it didnt hurt at all!
 
anyhow thank you for reading this novel. i do have one question, i feel a little fluish today. upset stomach, muscle aches weakness but nothing that it said in the packed to call the doc. i have no fever and this is the way i always felt after a remecaid infusion when it was working. does this happen to anyone else?
 
 
bunny
Crohn's Disease Diagnosed 12/24/03 and Bipolar, Migraines, Hypothyroid
Im 26 years old. Im on Humira!! yay!
I am on quite the cocktail for my BP however: Geodon, Lamictal, Celexa, Buspar, Wellbutrin and Klonopin.
Im also on lipitor for high cholesterol caused by a prior BP med. im on fentanyl patches for pain also, and i take some meds prn for my allergies, asthma, and for migrianes i take topomax as well as inderal for my tremors. Pill time is defnintely snacktime!


mimik81
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   Posted 3/18/2008 8:18 PM (GMT -6)   
I felt very tired/achy/fluish and had horrible headaches after my first 4 and second 2 injections. I also got a rash on my back and face. I've been on it for about 2 1/2 months now, and I no longer experience those side effects. I do get tired here and there, but that's about it.

Good luck. It should get better for you.
Crohn's Diagnosed in 1996.
Currently on Humira - One syringe every other week.
Now in remission.
Have tried Prednisone, Pentasa, Flagyl, Cipro, and Imuran in the Past - they aren't effective now.
Hospitalized only once, but that was enough!


bunnypucker
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   Posted 3/19/2008 5:39 PM (GMT -6)   
thank you, i was hoping that it wasnt just me. i did check with the doc after i posted to be sure but i like to know other's experiences.
 
bunny
Crohn's Disease Diagnosed 12/24/03 and Bipolar, Migraines, Hypothyroid
Im 26 years old. Im on Humira!! yay!
I am on quite the cocktail for my BP however: Geodon, Lamictal, Celexa, Buspar, Wellbutrin and Klonopin.
Im also on lipitor for high cholesterol caused by a prior BP med. im on fentanyl patches for pain also, and i take some meds prn for my allergies, asthma, and for migrianes i take topomax as well as inderal for my tremors. Pill time is defnintely snacktime!


CrohnsDaddy
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   Posted 3/19/2008 10:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Bunny, grats on the Humira! : ) Yup, I had exactly the same symptoms as you did after the first dose. I got similar symptoms, though not as bad, after the second dose as well. Ever since then, I haven't had any of the flu type symptoms, but I have been getting *really* bad fatigue that lasts about three days after the shot.

Hope all goes well. : )
Just trying to be a "Regular Member".
 
Entocort 9 mg/day, Pentasa 4 gm/day, started Humira 1/22/08, started 100 mg of Azasan (Imuran) 2/20/08. I'm convinced that Prednisone is the root of all evil, and primarily responsible for global warming.

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