I chose Humira!

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caroline_r
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   Posted 3/13/2009 10:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey everybody!

I know I haven't been online much. I was really busy studying. confused

I just wanted to let you all know that I chose Humira over Remicade. We started it 2.5 weeks ago. I just had my two shots this Tuesday. I get injections and I'm guessing it's less painful than the Humira pen. Humira is not as painful as I thought it would be, which is great! I didn't have any allergic reactions which is even more great!! And no rash, no itching, no side-effects on my belly besides something that looked like a tiny little bruise on the spot I got one of my shots. The only thing that I've noticed is that I feel like I've been hit by a truck for a couple of days but other than that I think I'm ok. My belly hurts after the injection and all but it's no big deal for now. Actually these last two shots (I got 4 the first time) hurt more than the first time I got Humira.

But I think I'm starting to feel better! I was really surprised at that! But I don't want to get too excited just yet hehe.

Thank you all for being so supportive and sharing your experiences with me!! smilewinkgrin

Caroline
21 yr. old with crohn colitis. Diagnosed in March 2004. No surgeries so far.


Trigirl
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   Posted 3/13/2009 4:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Hope everything keep going so well!!

jmiller056
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   Posted 3/13/2009 5:06 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm choosing Humira over Tysabri, and I will be starting it in the next couple of weeks. Hopefully things will go well for both of us.
Dx Crohn's Disease in 2001 at age 14. Lost 3 inches of colon and 7 inches of ileum in 2004 bowel resection.

CD returns in October 2008 at age 22.

Current meds: Pentasa: 3000 mg; Fibercon: 2 pills 3x; Imodium: 2 pills 3x

Ineffective Drugs: Imuran, Entocort, Remicade


gachrons
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   Posted 3/13/2009 5:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Am glad you have got your first shots in and will be hoping things go good for you ..hope the schooling is going good and the Humira will help make classes and learning easier for you.. lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,hemmies,and still alive.lol gail


tiaeight
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   Posted 3/15/2009 1:04 AM (GMT -7)   
I start my Humira on Monday.  Have you had any side effects???

Wolfie40
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   Posted 3/15/2009 1:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Congrats! I hope it works for you.
Keep us posted as how your doing,I'm sure alot of people are waiting in the wings to see how Humira does overall in Crohns patients.

Thanks!
Diagnosed with Crohns in 2001
First and hopefully last Ileocecectomy 2/18/2009

Medications: Asacol, Folic Acid, Multivitamin, Dbl. Calcium, Probiotics, Protonix, Monthly B-12 injections.

Living a Great life with my Wife and my two Chocolate Labs
Hunter & Hailey.
I love them dearly.


straydog
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   Posted 3/15/2009 5:23 AM (GMT -7)   
I started Humira in Dec and I love it. I use the pens and think they are great. The one thing you want to make sure of is that the Humira is at room temp when getting ready to inject. My 1st 4 shots were done at the drs office and we tried warming the pens for quite awhile. The first 2 shots were terrible and I am thinking what am I doing here. We waited longer before injecting the the next set and it made all the difference in the world. We sat and rolled those pens in our hands till our hands were hurting,lol, but it made a huge difference. I am not having any side effects either. Yea!!!

Susie


Rider Fan
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   Posted 3/15/2009 9:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Straydog, how long till you noticed a difference?
32 y/o male. Dx'ed in 1999. No surgeries.

Current meds: Humira. 22.5mg prednisone. Udo's Choice Probiotics (30 billion).

Tried SCD, didn't work, now avoiding gluten and dairy.


caroline_r
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   Posted 3/15/2009 12:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you all for your support! I'll keep you posted! :)

tiamarie said...
I start my Humira on Monday. Have you had any side effects???


I haven't had any big side-effects like allergies or stuff like that that people get. I just feel exhausted for a few days after getting Humira, like I've been hit by a truck or something. I have noticed my facial skin being a bit different, drier and I think I have some really small red dots but you can't easily notice them. Oh, and I think I'm becoming hairy hehe. But no big problems really :) for now. I wish you all the luck in the world tomorrow! Just try to relax and think positive because that's really important. We're all different and you might just do fine. Good luck!!
21 yr. old with crohn colitis. Diagnosed in March 2004. No surgeries so far.


Wonderwen
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   Posted 3/15/2009 12:42 PM (GMT -7)   
I just started Humira this week. So far I feel great.

LMills
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   Posted 3/15/2009 8:33 PM (GMT -7)   
I hope things continue to go well for you! Mine felt more painful after the first injections too..maybe psychological? Who knows...but as long as it makes you feel better :)
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
Prednisone 10 mg, pentasa 2 pills 4x a day, bentyl as needed, omeprazole in the morning, prenatal multivitamin, humira every other week, and Align probiotics given to me by my GI.
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy most likely the result of severe Crohn's inflammation in July of 2008.
Diet almost completely without refined sugars, wheat, flour, gluten, high lactose dairy, and/or junk food in general.
Learning how to live again.
"He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how."


caroline_r
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   Posted 3/16/2009 10:44 AM (GMT -7)   
LMills said...
I hope things continue to go well for you! Mine felt more painful after the first injections too..maybe psychological? Who knows...but as long as it makes you feel better :)


haha, could be :))) we'll see
21 yr. old with crohn colitis. Diagnosed in March 2004. No surgeries so far.

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