Humira injection (wierd!!) Q

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Wild_Swan
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   Posted 8/10/2009 12:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Ok so I injected with the pen in my thigh the other day - I've done it before & I've never seen this happen before

Held the pen down firm - as i felt the stuff going in - on a bit of skin away from the pen - comes out this fluid - by the time the injection is finished this 'fluid' just disappears back into my skin - so i lift up the pen - there is a mark & tiny bit of blood from the needle & no fluid in the circle where the pen was on my skin - so i figure if there is no fluid there it must have gone in, right? so what was this 'fluid' that came out & went in again - also where it went in & out - the skin raised up in a bump for bout 20 mins after & i got another raised bump the other side of the injection site too & this went down after. - its just plain wierd to me - has anything like this happened to anyone - my main concern is that did i get the humira in? - which i figure i did as there was no fluid where the needle was - which if i didn;t pierce the sikin there would have been right? also injection fluid can't just come out through your skin & reabsorb, right??? - if that was the case why would we need to inject it? - i've see scars i didn't know i still had come up at other places ive injected & disapear again as well as burn marks from my hot water bottle! - could it just have been fluid retention under my skin - b/c my knees swole up last wk on steroids.
 
 


Sunaddict
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   Posted 8/10/2009 1:22 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi!

I've only done Humira 4 weeks now. But the first 4 shots was with the nurse. The exact same thing happen to me. She said it was normal, It was ok. The second week the first shot went fine, but second one did the same thing. If you didn't get the humira in you, you'd know, I did this it went all over my couch! If you still worried about it you can call the humira center where they have live nurse's you cans speak with. I'm not sure if it's the same # for canada and us but I can give you the # for progress center.


Tracy from Montreal,Diagnosed with CD at age 18 but went undiagnosed for 10 years. 17 years with CD
Remicade for 1 year 4 months. Caused remi induced RA, crippled for 8 months
on humira, working for RA but CD is getting worse everyday,been on humira only 4 weeks
Pantasa 8 tabs a day
Provacede 1 daily for the ulcer's
Imuran 1 and half tabs (50mg)
Previous meds: Pantoloc
                         Predizone, tapered down from 10 pills 8 different times.(horrible side effects)
                         Lots more,list is way to long.
Unable to work last 2 years and counting. Hoping to get my life back soon. Minimum visit's to the ER is every 2 months, to stablize me and send me home. Been 5 years since my last colonoscopy.
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Live life to the fullest with no regrets and only eat what you know what hurt you.   


ISF13+
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   Posted 8/10/2009 1:26 PM (GMT -7)   
I've been on Humira now for almost 2-years.  Sometimes I get the fluid showing up on my skin, most of the time I don't.  My personal opinion (and it just is an opinion) is that the pen causes a suction - almost like it's trying to give you a hickey - and so when the suction is strong enough, it kind of just sucks a small amount of the fluid back up.  Do you find that the injections hurt?  Mine hurt incredibly bad.  It brings me to tears every time.
Crohn's Disease. 
Diagnosed 13+ years ago. 
Been in remission for short periods of time but each time I come out of remission my disease seems to have spread.  No longer isolated in my ileum, now from stomach down to rectum. 
Current Medications for the Crohns:  Humera 40mg injections every other week, Imuran 150mg, 3xday, Hyomax, Welchol 625mg, Flagyl 250mg, 3xday, Calcium, Acidophilus & Potassium
Previous Medications I've been on:  Asocal, Pentasa, Cipro, Prednisone & Entocort


Sunaddict
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   Posted 8/10/2009 1:33 PM (GMT -7)   
ah, good point about the suction thing I think your right, because you always see the ring after you lift up the pen.
However I don't find it hurts to much. I found it allot less pain full putting ice or a cooler pack on for 10-15 mins before doing the shot. My first 4 shots I didn't do this, First one wanted to cry the other 3 went fine, less painful then remicade since my vains are small. Last week I decide to try the ice pack and it worked. I didn't feel the 2 shots at all. Try doing that for your next shot really makes a difference.
 
Tracy from Montreal,Diagnosed with CD at age 18 but went undiagnosed for 10 years. 17 years with CD
Remicade for 1 year 4 months. Caused remi induced RA, crippled for 8 months
on humira, working for RA but CD is getting worse everyday,been on humira only 4 weeks
Pantasa 8 tabs a day
Provacede 1 daily for the ulcer's
Imuran 1 and half tabs (50mg)
Previous meds: Pantoloc
                         Predizone, tapered down from 10 pills 8 different times.(horrible side effects)
                         Lots more,list is way to long.
Unable to work last 2 years and counting. Hoping to get my life back soon. Minimum visit's to the ER is every 2 months, to stablize me and send me home. Been 5 years since my last colonoscopy.
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Live life to the fullest with no regrets and only eat what you know what hurt you.   


ISF13+
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Date Joined Jun 2009
Total Posts : 202
   Posted 8/10/2009 1:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you.  I'll give it a try especially since I'm going from having an injection every other week, to EVERY week.  UGH!!!
Crohn's Disease. 
Diagnosed 13+ years ago. 
Been in remission for short periods of time but each time I come out of remission my disease seems to have spread.  No longer isolated in my ileum, now from stomach down to rectum. 
Current Medications for the Crohns:  Humera 40mg injections every other week, Imuran 150mg, 3xday, Hyomax, Welchol 625mg, Flagyl 250mg, 3xday, Calcium, Acidophilus & Potassium
Previous Medications I've been on:  Asocal, Pentasa, Cipro, Prednisone & Entocort


Sunaddict
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Date Joined Jun 2009
Total Posts : 354
   Posted 8/10/2009 1:52 PM (GMT -7)   

UGH! sorry to hear that! Hope it works though.

Good luck, let me know if it you find a difference.


Tracy from Montreal,Diagnosed with CD at age 18 but went undiagnosed for 10 years. 17 years with CD
Remicade for 1 year 4 months. Caused remi induced RA, crippled for 8 months
on humira, working for RA but CD is getting worse everyday,been on humira only 4 weeks
Pantasa 8 tabs a day
Provacede 1 daily for the ulcer's
Imuran 1 and half tabs (50mg)
Previous meds: Pantoloc
                         Predizone, tapered down from 10 pills 8 different times.(horrible side effects)
                         Lots more,list is way to long.
Unable to work last 2 years and counting. Hoping to get my life back soon. Minimum visit's to the ER is every 2 months, to stablize me and send me home. Been 5 years since my last colonoscopy.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Live life to the fullest with no regrets and only eat what you know what hurt you.   


Wild_Swan
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Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 89
   Posted 8/10/2009 11:27 PM (GMT -7)   
oh thanks thats a relief that its happened to others too - yea i figure it would have spilled if i didn't give it right - which happened once - i rang humira & they said they'd never seen it before! yea i find the injections hurt at first - but ive got some more weight on now & they dont seem to be hurting as much now!
 
 


Wild_Swan
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Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 89
   Posted 8/10/2009 11:29 PM (GMT -7)   
oh yea i'm on it every week too - i leave the injection out for at least 45 mins - get it too room temp & its not as painful
 
 


Sunaddict
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Date Joined Jun 2009
Total Posts : 354
   Posted 8/11/2009 9:42 AM (GMT -7)   
well if it's happen to 3 of us, and the nurse said it was ok. I wouldn't worry to much! Another trick, warming the humira before taking it helps allot!!

Tracy from Montreal,Diagnosed with CD at age 18 but went undiagnosed for 10 years. 17 years with CD
Remicade for 1 year 4 months. Caused remi induced RA, crippled for 8 months
on humira, working for RA but CD is getting worse everyday,been on humira only 4 weeks
Pantasa 8 tabs a day
Provacede 1 daily for the ulcer's
Imuran 1 and half tabs (50mg)
Previous meds: Pantoloc
                         Predizone, tapered down from 10 pills 8 different times.(horrible side effects)
                         Lots more,list is way to long.
Unable to work last 2 years and counting. Hoping to get my life back soon. Minimum visit's to the ER is every 2 months, to stablize me and send me home. Been 5 years since my last colonoscopy.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Live life to the fullest with no regrets and only eat what you know what hurt you.   


Doc2007
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Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 294
   Posted 8/11/2009 10:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Wow to be honest I would freak out if that happens...What did happen to me once is I didnt have the pen at a 90 degree angle and the shot went in at an angle and the pressure from the fluid made a bug welt right under my thumb were I was pinching the flap of skin!
THAT HURT!!! LOL

Sunaddict
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Date Joined Jun 2009
Total Posts : 354
   Posted 8/11/2009 12:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Ouch!! Really?! it's never happened where there is a little bit of the med that go in and that it just goes away? weird, makes me wonder weather we got it right or wrong.

Tracy from Montreal,Diagnosed with CD at age 18 but went undiagnosed for 10 years. 17 years with CD
Remicade for 1 year 4 months. Caused remi induced RA, crippled for 8 months
on humira, working for RA but CD is getting worse everyday,been on humira only 4 weeks
Pantasa 8 tabs a day
Provacede 1 daily for the ulcer's
Imuran 1 and half tabs (50mg)
Previous meds: Pantoloc
                         Predizone, tapered down from 10 pills 8 different times.(horrible side effects)
                         Lots more,list is way to long.
Unable to work last 2 years and counting. Hoping to get my life back soon. Minimum visit's to the ER is every 2 months, to stablize me and send me home. Been 5 years since my last colonoscopy.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Live life to the fullest with no regrets and only eat what you know what hurt you.   

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