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ivy6
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   Posted 10/21/2008 11:21 PM (GMT -7)   
My Humira has arrived, and they've given me the **pens**!!

Four injections, when I can't even ease the pain by controlling how quickly it goes in...

*sob*

I didn't think to specify syringe or pen - I was just so thrilled to get the med at all...

I.
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eva124
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   Posted 10/22/2008 12:51 AM (GMT -7)   
think u shld go find the person who sent the pens and stab them with it.......
dx 17 aug 2007
21 yrs old
13 dec 2007 resection/temp illeostomy 14 feb 2008 temp illeostomy reversed 
150mg azamun
3000mg pentasa


ivy6
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   Posted 10/22/2008 12:55 AM (GMT -7)   
LOL, yes. Thanks, eva.

I'm trying to cheer myself up by saying it's a new experience and may actually be easier to cope with than the syringes. Somehow, I think it won't be like that, though.
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eva124
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   Posted 10/22/2008 1:00 AM (GMT -7)   
lol nice nearly died today had to spend frm 9.30am to 5.30pm in town with my mum the good thing is that i got a new washing machine :)
dx 17 aug 2007
21 yrs old
13 dec 2007 resection/temp illeostomy 14 feb 2008 temp illeostomy reversed 
150mg azamun
3000mg pentasa


teddybearweiser
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   Posted 10/22/2008 2:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi I agree with eva. LOL
Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital

in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.

My GI doctor has me on Asacol, Dicyclomine,Imuran,Celebrex and Remicade. B-12 injection once a month.
Also diagnosed with Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis


Julie1014
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   Posted 10/22/2008 2:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Ivy, the best of luck to you! Blessings, Julie
Diagnosed with Crohn's March 2006
Asacol 3 times a day, Remicade 8mg/kg every 6 weeks, Prednisone 12 mg, Miralax as needed, Prevacid 30mg, Vit B12, Hydrocortisone enemas as needed
Imuran stopped 9/8/08 (possible Pancreatitis)
Paxil 40mg daily (for Panic disorder)
Xanax .5mg as needed (for anxiety attacks)
 
 
 
 
 


gachrons
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   Posted 10/22/2008 4:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Ivy hope things go alright. lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,and still alive.lol gail


Nanners
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   Posted 10/22/2008 7:08 AM (GMT -7)   
I have never used Humira myself, but have heard from many on the board that it is best to leave them out for 30 minutes or so before you use them, and also to ice the area really well beforehand too. Sure hope that at least the medication will quiet things down for you. Did it help with your joint pain lasttime you were on it?

Good luck,
Gail *Nanners*
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.


FitzyK23
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   Posted 10/22/2008 8:38 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm so happy you at least got the med Ivy. I hope it helps, however you get it in.
27 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night. I also take a birth control pill to allow some fun in my life.


gachrons
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   Posted 10/22/2008 1:14 PM (GMT -7)   
There are a few that seem to prefer them so maybe you will get lucky. Did you take it yet? lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,and still alive.lol gail


UKpup
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   Posted 10/22/2008 1:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Lots of ice first! I remember breaking out in sweat when they mentioned the pens to me!

Good luck.
The funny story of my first abscess


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ivy6
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   Posted 10/22/2008 3:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, but I've been without the medicine too long and want (need, too, I think) to take it today. I can't afford to complain, and then have them ring Sydney, get more in, do the paperwork to swap it over, deal with the PBS (in Hobart), wait for it to be delivered here, etc etc etc. There's also the problem of whether they'll actually allow the swap, seeing as it has already been bought with goverment money. I'll just have to try to do it, and be careful to be more specific about getting syringes only next time I get the script filled.

My big plan is to try to inject two, then take a short break, then try to do the other two. I've taken two panadol and have some ice ready. Here I go; wish me luck...

I.
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broomhilda
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   Posted 10/22/2008 3:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Glad you got your meds! I'm a chicken myself. I did the tummy with ice (once). The ice on the tummy was worse than the shot to me. I always inject in the thigh and yes, I do pinch up the skin until I remove the needle. Try concentrating on pinching yourself instead of the serum going in. Good Luck!
Dx'd Jan'06, 1st Resection 7/06, Humira, Imuran, B12 injections, Nexium, Lexapro, Nulev, Glucosamine, Multi-Vitamin, Calcium Citrate, Ultracet. Secondary conditions: Psorasis, Osteoarthritis, Fibromyalgia, Lactose Intolerant, gallstones, kidney stones & peri-menopausal.


ivy6
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   Posted 10/22/2008 3:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, what a surprise. I've just done #1 and it wasn't too bad at all. Just goes to show I shouldn't be scared to try something new. Here I go with #2...

It doesn't even feel as if much went in. Weird. How can you tell that you're doing it properly, if you can't see the empty syringe? I don't trust that yellow window.
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ivy6
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   Posted 10/22/2008 3:53 PM (GMT -7)   
I never thought I'd say it, but I think I may be one of those unusual (and fortunate) few who prefer the pen to the syringes.

Thanks for the advice, everyone. The ice worked a treat.

Now I just need to keep hoping that a) I don't react and b) that it works.

Fingers crossed, thanks again,

Ivy.
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Julie1014
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   Posted 10/22/2008 5:02 PM (GMT -7)   
That's wonderful news, Ivy! In prayer that it works! Blessings, Julie
Diagnosed with Crohn's March 2006
Asacol 3 times a day, Remicade 8mg/kg every 6 weeks, Prednisone 12 mg, Miralax as needed, Prevacid 30mg, Vit B12, Hydrocortisone enemas as needed
Imuran stopped 9/8/08 (possible Pancreatitis)
Paxil 40mg daily (for Panic disorder)
Xanax .5mg as needed (for anxiety attacks)
 
 
 
 
 


sjkly
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   Posted 10/22/2008 5:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Ivy, I am so glad you got your meds and that the pens were not as bad as you feared. I hope you start to see a difference soon.

I have always said that the doctors should have to take all the carp they give us.
Sj

ivy6
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   Posted 10/22/2008 5:41 PM (GMT -7)   
LOL, too true, sj.

I can't see any difference with the gut symptoms yet, but I am **hungry** for the first time in ages -- ten days of a mainly liquid diet, no wonder. I'm going to stick with light food, though, until I know what I can cope with.
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SydneyJo
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   Posted 10/22/2008 7:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Good job Ivy! (I asked how you went in the pacting thread so just ignore it) Feeling hungry is a good sign, hope you feel more improvement each day :)
Jo - who would be too chicken to use either syringe or pen :)

LMills
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   Posted 10/22/2008 8:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh Ivy...I am sorry about that!! I know they hurt so much! I had trouble just giving myself the one pen I am now required to take. It took me literally about two days just to inject it.
I'm really glad you were able to get the humira in the first place though. I hope it gets you in a much better physical state :) Best wishes to you!
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
Prednisone(down to 10 mg), pentasa, bentyl as needed, prilosec, tandem plus, humira, and good probiotics
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy most likely the result of severe Crohn's inflammation in July of 2008.
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