Taking Humira earlier than scheduled/Traveling with Humira

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mkl11
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Date Joined Jul 2007
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   Posted 7/2/2009 9:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi there,

Has anyone taken Humira early due to travel plans?

I lost all my ice packs in the midst of my recent move and CVS is out of them (really) and I have no car to get to the grocery store. In addition, I'm traveling for well over 12 hours tomorrow and the longest trek I've done is 8, so I'm fairly nervous.

I usually take my medication on Sunday, so I was considering taking it tonight. I know you can take Humira up to three days late without changing your schedule, which essentially means the time between your next dose is 3 days shorter, so it doesn't seem like it would be an issue. Am trying to get a hold of my doc right now, but I don't know if they're in the office today...

Any insight is appreciated!
20 y/o, diagnosed 6/2007. On Humira, no wheat or corn syrup, low sugar, low dairy.


potatoqwn
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   Posted 7/2/2009 10:53 AM (GMT -6)   
You should be fine taking it a bit early like that. I used to change it up a bit due to travel plans. I never wanted to hassle with packing it up and worrying if it got lost or stayed cold enough. I really think you will be fine. Call the nurse hotline though if you are concerned.

ZenaWP
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   Posted 7/2/2009 11:32 AM (GMT -6)   
I've changed the day I do mine several times, but usually only by a day at a time and most of the time I then stick to that new day for a while.  I would just worry that if I moved it up 3 days and then tried to go without for an extra 3 days the next time to stick to the original schedule, that I would be miserable for those 3 days.  But, I'm one who can really tell when I'm due for a shot anyway, and you might not notice it as much as I do. 
Crohn's Disease, Acid Reflux/Gastritis, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Endometriosis, Arthritis, Depression/Anxiety.  Too many meds to list them all.  =) 


mkl11
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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 429
   Posted 7/2/2009 3:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the replies! I was able to get in touch with my doctor who gave me the OK for taking it tonight (so 3 days earlier). I've had to delay the past few doses due to sickness and didn't have too much of a problem...I'll just be more strigent about what I eat for those three days leading up to my next does in 17 days.

This is of course after I buy $30 worth of ice packs...those things aren't cheap!
20 y/o, diagnosed 6/2007. On Humira, no wheat or corn syrup, low sugar, low dairy.

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