Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease March 2007 On 150mg Azathioprine (generic Imuran), Pentasa, & Entocort (take zofran for nausea now)
Diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia May 2007 also on Soma
Also on Prilosec 2x a day for reflux.
I had my loading dose of 4 injections done at my doctor's office. He also had me come in for the next 3 separate injections. When I was on Remicade I developed drug-induced Lupus, so I think he was way over cautious!! But I guess it is better to be safe than sorry. My husband has been giving them to me at home for two years now and I have never had a problem.
If you are going to do them at home, I have been told to have an epi pen on hand.
Good luck! I hope you get some relief from the Humira.
Hi Karen, I live in Northern Ont Canada and I had a nurse come to my house and show me how to do it. There is team called Progress. The head office is in Montreal. Not sure if the contract out of Canada. Progress calls me once a month to see how I am doing and a 24-7 emerg line if I needed to talk to someone about any thing. I do my own needles, didnt have a problem, I use the syringes, alot easier and painless. There is a self injection information at www.humira.com shows you when and where to do it. 4 needles at the initial start is probably more than I want to handle alone. My husband is in Advanced first aid incase but ask your doctor if a nurse is available. Where do you live? Good luck, I have no reactions or anything, it just stings for a min and goes away, no redness, nothing. You'll be fine, piece of cake.
Post Edited (Keah) : 6/15/2008 8:22:32 AM (GMT-6)
thanks mkl11! I will call that 800 number. I am sorry your insurance is not covering the Humira. Mine says it does online but I may call today to be sure.
Aimee, thanks, I am a bit worried doing the first shots too. since there are 4 of them, yikes