humira second week question

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sammies
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   Posted 10/20/2008 2:20 PM (GMT -6)   
I know we've talked a lot about the second week of humira and how long the injection lasts. For me, it SEEMS to be getting better. Last injection I was sick on the second Tuesday. This injection, sick on the second Thursday. My doc says this shouldn't be happening but we're holding on for another month or so--the improvement is so very slow. Today was day 102. Going to do a sed rate, etc. to see where inflammation number is--chronically, I've always had high sed rate.

SO. . . . How are other humira folks doing in their second weeks? Better? Worse?
23 years with moderate Crohn's/colitis; fistulizing crohn's; pentasa; started humira 7/1/08


ivy6
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   Posted 10/20/2008 4:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Sammies, why does your doctor say you should't be getting sick in the second week? When I started Humira, I was told that a lot of people experienced problems in the second week.

Is there any chance you could be bumped up to weekly injections?
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sammies
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   Posted 10/21/2008 6:44 PM (GMT -6)   
I haven't asked him about weekly injections but it is on my mind. We're going to get some blood work done this week--see where the sed rate is and if it is--hopefully-coming down. Over the course of my history with this disease, I have had a chronically high sed rate even in asymptomatic times.

thanks for the thoughts Ivy.
23 years with moderate Crohn's/colitis; fistulizing crohn's; pentasa; started humira 7/1/08


randynoguts
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   Posted 10/21/2008 10:48 PM (GMT -6)   
fine so far. do my 4th week one wed. supossed to be monday but i put it off cause of other problems.
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