So, apparently there's a very specific way to travel with Humira. I've flown with the medicine before, just putting the pens in an insulated lunchbox with ice packs. However, this weekend I traveled a very long distance by car and used a larger cooler with ice. I was concerned about the temperature fluctuations so I called Humira...after traveling (and here was the mistake).
I was referred to an Abbott medical specialist who told me there is a very specific procedure for traveling with the medicine that requires a thermometer and a mix of ice packs and ice.
Now I'm stuck without medicine and have a huge stomach ache. Fortunately, I have a 1 time override with my insurance company and can get a new shipment on Wednesday.
But just a word of warning--if you're traveling soon, call the following number: 1-866-292-9801, 8am to 5pm CT, Monday-Friday. They'll give you a complete run down of the proper way to travel with the medicine.
It's better to be safe than sorry in this case and I was just naive by not calling ahead. There are even special instructions for flying--you should not put your medicine in the xray--maybe this is obvious but I definitely did that last time!
Anyway, just want to make sure no one else makes the same mistake!
20 y/o, diagnosed 6/2007. On Humira, no wheat or corn syrup, low sugar, low dairy.