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   Posted 5/3/2008 6:46 PM (GMT -6)   
I will start Humira therapy on Monday, the Remicaid I was taking stopped working, I was taking it for 4+ years. I have read lots of posts on Humira, I am woundering if anyone has any tips that might save me some grief and help with the transition.

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   Posted 5/3/2008 7:53 PM (GMT -6)   
if your doing the pens I recommend icing the injection area down before you do it. Also on a side note you can give it in your stomach or thigh, you may want to try your loading dose in both, two in either spot to see what hurts less.
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   Posted 5/3/2008 8:00 PM (GMT -6)   
I will be doing my third injection next week. Let me just say there is no need to fret. The spring loaded pens are a breeze. In my opinion it is way less painful then getting a IV in your hand. I haven't felt the effects of the Humria but my GI said it takes 6 weeks (third injection) to really kick start it into action.

The worst part is the unknown and I am here to tell you do not worry. In retrospect of what we deal with these injections are easy.

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   Posted 5/3/2008 9:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello there, Remicade stopped working for me after several years of use. Humira injections for me are very painful, I ice before and after the infection and leave out for twenty minutes after advice from others. Humira is a godsend for me, even after Remicade. I thought Remicade was great but Humira is much better! Good luck and best wishes.

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   Posted 5/4/2008 8:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Has anyone tried Humira first and then failed and moved on to Remicade or something else(Cimzia, Trysabri)?
I'm trying to figure out whether there's a solid argument to try Humira as first line therapy (due to humanized nature of antibody, better convenience, cleaner side effect profile vs. Remicade, etc.) I know docs prefer to work first with what they know best but......
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