I have been on Humira for about 6 months now and I love it. I did feel some improvement right away but it was not as good as I feel now. At first it seemed it was wearing off near the shot but now I don't get that anymore. I would give it some time before you really feel results.
I also rotate the shots like someone here said. I do a clockwise rotation, with each leg and each side of my stomach. I ice the area till I am numb and leave the shot out to warm up. sometimes it hurts and others I barely feel it. I think sometimes I hit a nerve or a tiny blood vessel when it hurts. I prefer the shot over the other pills I was taking so I don't mind the pain.
Welcome to the Humira club. if you have ?'s let me know.
Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease March 2007 Started Humira June 2008 (have been on other cd meds)
Diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia May 2007 on Soma and Lyrica
I didn't ice before the shots but after I had been home a while one of the sites was getting a little raised up so iced it for a while and it went back down. This morn I just have a tiny bruise there and can see a faint little bruise at one other site but the other two are almost invisible now. Was so worried that the site reactions would be worse but guess everyone has a different reaction to it. Just as everything else about this disease differs from person to person.
I have crohn's, arthritis, fibromyalgia, a RVF--just to name a few of the things I deal with.
So I will let you know when I feel some improvement. I just finished 5 IV iron treatments and a month ago had two units of blood as my hemoglobin was down to 5 something and my hematacrit was 15 something. Thought it was my heart as was having lots of chest pain and trouble breathing but found out I was just severly anemic. So feeling lots better already now that I am making red blood cells again.