Late with taking Humira

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Date Joined Mar 2005
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   Posted 1/28/2009 4:35 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi all,

I have been on Humira for a year now.  Everything is back to normal even after a miscarriage :(  I have gained weight and not my usual weight either.  But I was 2 weeks late getting my Humira injection due to the pharmacy and insurance.  So I was really without Humira for a month.  I was wondering if anyone was late with their injection as well.  I ended up after my injection, in bed for 2 days with no energy, no appetite and pale and I am never pale. Has anyone had this experience too?

diagnosed Crohn's disease January 1999 age 22.
currently on:Humira, prednisone, Asacol

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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 1753
   Posted 1/28/2009 5:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been a few days late and noticed things starting to get worse when it happened, but once I started taking it again things began to get better.
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
Prednisone 15 mg, pentasa 2 pills 4x a day, bentyl as needed, omeprazole in the morning, multivitamin, humira every other week, and good probiotics.
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy most likely the result of severe Crohn's inflammation in July of 2008.
Attempting a diet without refined sugars, high fat content, bleached or bromated flour, most dairy, red meat, and avoiding anything spicy like the plague. Also refuse to eat anything with trans fat or high fructose/corn syrup.
"He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how."

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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 21
   Posted 1/28/2009 9:30 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been a couple days late a couple of times and got quite a scolding from the GI because of the risk of building up antibodies.  I'm sorry I'm ignorant here, but can anyone really explain that to me?
As for symptoms, I had none but then again I wasn't that late in getting my meds. 
I'm really sorry about your miscarriage.  Do you think it was in anyway related to the Humira? 
28 years old, diagnosed with Crohn's  in March, 2007.  Currently taking Humira 2 X month

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Date Joined Jan 2006
Total Posts : 355
   Posted 1/28/2009 10:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Due to having my appendix out and then developing an infection, I was 6 weeks late one time. No problems. Several times I have gotten sick and delayed my injection. I did not suffer any problems with the delays.
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