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Wolfie40
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   Posted 12/29/2009 6:26 PM (GMT -7)   
I go tommorrow to start my Humira, I really hope this works.
How do you know if your allergic or have a reaction? does it happen within 15 min, 1 Hour, few hours, a day or several days?
Wish me luck!
 
Diagnosed with Crohns in 2001
First and hopefully last Ileocecectomy 2/18/2009

Medications: Asacol, Precription Folic Acid, Multivitamin, 1000mg Calcium, Vitamin D, Probiotics, Pepcid Complete, Questran,  Monthly B-12 injections.

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


isergodur
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   Posted 12/29/2009 6:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Well I got my first injection 12 days ago and the nurse said that usually people don't get a reaction to humira like allergy.
It takes more time to get into your system not like Remicade that goes straight threw the IV.
Now 12 days later I feel much better hopefully the Humira is working.

Here I was asking people if it hurts to get the shot tongue

http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=17&m=1669059

It did not hurt at all for me I just did as I was told took a deep breath and then shot the humira into my belly :)

How many will you get for the first time?

I got 4 and then I take 2 and then one every second week.

hOmEBoY was so nice to send me this video of the process, www.humira.com/RheumatoidArthritis/AdministeringHumira/Default.aspx

Best of luck.
25 year old female
Diagnosed with :
Endometriosis march 2007
Anxiety disorder august 2007
CD/UC they dont know witch October 2008
Autoimmune Hepatitis in July 2009

Medication - Asacol, Pariet, Cipralex and Cerazette.
Past medication Remicade
My wonderful dogs :) ~ www.poodle.is ~


Rider Fan
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   Posted 12/29/2009 8:14 PM (GMT -7)   
It would happen within an hour, but it's EXTREMELY rare. That's why they let you do it yourself at home, unlike Remicade where you need to be with a nurse.
33 y/o male. Dx'ed in 1999. No surgeries.

Current meds: Humira 2/27/09. Proferrin iron pills.

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


Go Saskatchewan Roughriders!


Wolfie40
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   Posted 12/29/2009 8:45 PM (GMT -7)   
I get 4 tommorrow then 15 days later 2 and then every other week I get 1.
Glad to hear it is extremely rare!
Diagnosed with Crohns in 2001
First and hopefully last Ileocecectomy 2/18/2009

Medications: Asacol, Precription Folic Acid, Multivitamin, 1000mg Calcium, Vitamin D, Probiotics, Pepcid Complete, Questran,  Monthly B-12 injections.

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


Bammer
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Total Posts : 381
   Posted 12/29/2009 10:58 PM (GMT -7)   

Good luck Wolfie! Hope Humira works for you.

And we did get to take my Dad out of the hospital on Christmas Eve. All 22 of his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren were there (stepmom refused to come) but that was the best present and therapy possible.

Here's hoping you get this Crohn's under control for the New Year. And that goes for everyone on this forum.


57 yr. old F dx. CD 07/07
Was on prednisone for three months but no medication for next 11 months.
Started weekly methotrexate injections 09/22/08.
Lap assisted sigmoidoscopy done May 11/2009


teddybearweiser
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   Posted 12/30/2009 2:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, I have been on Humira since May of this year I am doing fine with the Humira. I have
no problems with it. I hope things go good with your Humira.
Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital

in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.

My GI doctor has me on and Humira. B-12 injection once a month.
Also diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis.


Wolfie40
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   Posted 12/30/2009 4:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you for your support, I really appreciate it.
I'll let you know how it goes.
Diagnosed with Crohns in 2001
First and hopefully last Ileocecectomy 2/18/2009

Medications: Asacol, Precription Folic Acid, Multivitamin, 1000mg Calcium, Vitamin D, Probiotics, Pepcid Complete, Questran,  Monthly B-12 injections.

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


aronk
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Total Posts : 229
   Posted 12/30/2009 7:29 AM (GMT -7)   

Good luck, Wolfie.  I'm facing the same thing.  Having a colonoscopy this morning to see if the Crohn's is active again after having a resection in June.  If it is, I will start Humira also.  Please keep us posted on how you are doing.

 

Angela


Wolfie40
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   Posted 12/30/2009 4:24 PM (GMT -7)   
I just had my start up dose and the nurse had me give 2 in the gut and 2 in my thighs. Those little buggers sting especially in the thigh. I'm going to give them in my stomach from now on.
All went well so far.
They said that I will need blood work done every 6 months. I said are you sure I thought is was every couple weeks. What does everyone else get?
Diagnosed with Crohns in 2001
First and hopefully last Ileocecectomy 2/18/2009

Medications: Asacol, Precription Folic Acid, Multivitamin, 1000mg Calcium, Vitamin D, Probiotics, Pepcid Complete, Questran,  Monthly B-12 injections.

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


isergodur
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   Posted 12/30/2009 6:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Wolfie40 said...
I just had my start up dose and the nurse had me give 2 in the gut and 2 in my thighs. Those little buggers sting especially in the thigh. I'm going to give them in my stomach from now on.
All went well so far.
They said that I will need blood work done every 6 months. I said are you sure I thought is was every couple weeks. What does everyone else get?


Well I went one week after the first shot and then I go every month.

When I was on remi I went every 4 months.

But I have a liver disease so that might be why they are monitoring me extra closely
25 year old female
Diagnosed with :
Endometriosis march 2007
Anxiety disorder august 2007
CD/UC they dont know witch October 2008
Autoimmune Hepatitis in July 2009

Medication - Asacol, Pariet, Cipralex and Cerazette.
Past medication Remicade
My wonderful dogs :) ~ www.poodle.is ~


SydneyJo
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   Posted 12/31/2009 5:06 AM (GMT -7)   
I go for bloodworks every 4-6 weeks. You might want to ask them are they sure about it being 6 months.
Glad the first shots went well for you.
Jo
Crohn's Disease, Ankylosing Spondylitis
Current meds: Methotrexate, Prednisone, Humira
Bowel Resection Sept. 07
 
Forum Moderator - Rheumatoid Arthritis


Wolfie40
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   Posted 12/31/2009 5:13 AM (GMT -7)   
I will push bloodwork at the end of the month and tell them it is for peace of mind.
Diagnosed with Crohns in 2001
First and hopefully last Ileocecectomy 2/18/2009

Medications: Asacol, Precription Folic Acid, Multivitamin, 1000mg Calcium, Vitamin D, Probiotics, Pepcid Complete, Questran,  Monthly B-12 injections.

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


mj1966
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Date Joined Nov 2009
Total Posts : 46
   Posted 12/31/2009 11:59 AM (GMT -7)   
Glad it went well for you Wolfie! I have my med's in the fridge at home, but Humira can't seem to find a nurse in my area to help me on the injections, so I wait. I don't feel comfortable watching a video or talking to them over the phone and then doing it myself. Yikes! Glad it's all good for you!

Wolfie40
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   Posted 12/31/2009 12:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Sugar Smith. It was really easy, the nurse even asked me why I was here to get the injections when I knew so much. I just watched videos on you tube and Humira website.
I have the pens, so it was a piece of cake.
So far the only possible side effect I may have is that I've been feeling nauseous the past few hours. Not bad but it's there and I'm sure it will go away.
Diagnosed with Crohns in 2001
First and hopefully last Ileocecectomy 2/18/2009

Medications:Humira,  Asacol, FolicAcid,  Multivitamin, 1000mg Calcium, Vitamin D, Probiotics, Pepcid Complete, Questran,  Monthly B-12 injections.

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


Aimee =)
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Total Posts : 1020
   Posted 12/31/2009 3:19 PM (GMT -7)   
The shots are super easy, I never had anyone do it for me. And I'm a shot-a-phobic!

I'm glad they went well. I never had any side effects and hope you don't, either! Humira allowed me to live just about symptom free for 2 years and was amazing.

OzCrohnie
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Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 61
   Posted 1/2/2010 7:54 AM (GMT -7)   
I've been on humira for a few months now.

Start up was the same, I had four to begin with (2 were done by the nurse, and i did the last 2 with the nurse watching and instructing me).
Then I gave myself two more a fortnight later, then one every fortnight. The only 'sideeffect' I have gotten is slight swelling around the injection area (my stomach). But that goes away pretty quickly.
Male, 22, diagnosed with Crohn's at 13.
Have had: Salofalk, Infliximab infusions
Using: 6mp, Humira Injections
Getting a (permanent) bag in February

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