Humira - uhh, am I doing this right?

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wednesday77
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   Posted 3/31/2010 3:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Am I the only one who feels like I might be giving myself the shot wrong? :)  I only just started and when I had the first dose in the drs office it hurt - the second time I was at home and it didn't hurt at all - I know I did everything right and can see the little yellow marker in the pen when I am done and can hear the swoosh of the rx going into my stomach but still.   
 
Also, I just took my shot now - I was used to getting my remicaide in the morning since that is when the dr scheduled it - does it matter when you give yourself the Humira shot, morning or evening?  It's obv easier for me in the evening since i like to take it easy after this stuff and won't have to take a whole day out of work (every other week now - before I could justify every 8 weeks with he remicaide).
 
Ahhhhh, the fun of modern medicine!!
33 yr old Female
Crohn's Colitis
DX 12/06
 
Currently on Remicade, Humira, 55 30 mg Prednisone, Multivitamin, Calcium, Probiotics, Vitamin D, a few other herbal supplements my natureopath has me on.
 
Eating a Macrobiotic diet, no meat or dairy, trying to cut way back on sugar and white foods.  Trying to focus on a more holistic approach to healing. 
 
 
 


wednesday77
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   Posted 3/31/2010 3:55 PM (GMT -7)   
scratch that, the ouch is apparently a delayed reaction. :)

Tara28
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   Posted 3/31/2010 4:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi,
Sometimes the shot just hurts more than others even if you're doing everything the same. Usually there's a "mild discomfort" for about 15 seconds for me. Once it hurt like heck and even bled for a bit. I was really surprised as everythign else was the same, same area, same time left out etc. I mentioned it to my mom who injects insulin for diabetes and she said it happens to her too. Every once in awhile you get one that just HURTS.
 
Only tips i can really give:
make sure you take it out of the fridge in advance
do it in th tummy, it hurts way more in the leg, imo.
 
Hope it works for you, it sure didn;t for me, I flared up, got another fistula and psoriasis for the first time while on it. I can't wait to get off it but my gastro thinks that'll really make me spiral. eyes
30 years old, dx with Crohn's in 1998. Currently on Imuran 100mg/day, Flagyl 1000mg/day
and Cipralex 10mg/day for anxiety. Just got off Cipro which was my drug for last 4 years.
Perianal fistula, and 2 more suspected. Crohn's only at end of colon, cecum. Remi and asacol did NADA.


80sChick
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   Posted 3/31/2010 4:12 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't think it matters what time of day you do it.
Stephanie, 28 years old
Diagnosed with Crohn's Colitis March 2000
Possible diagnosis of IBS-D
Total Proctocolectomy and Permanent Ileostomy 3/18/10!
 
Tried: Asacol, Remicade, 6mp, Humira, Xifaxan, Apriso, Imuran, Rowasa Enemas, Colocort Enemas, Psyllium Seed Powder... Tried Probiotics: Align (with no change except bloating) and VSL #3 DS (AWFUL diarrhea).
 
Currently on: 20mg Prednisone, Prenatal Vitamin, Vitamin B 12 Complex, Vitamin D, Calcium, Vesicare (for urinary retention). 


beca123
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   Posted 3/31/2010 4:42 PM (GMT -7)   
I most def. feel like I am doing it wrong, I know I am doing it right Im just scared I will do something wrong and ruin the shot. =P I always do mine in my legs, more places to move around. And I have developed psoriasis also, around the injection sites. I have started claritin to try and counter act it I supposed, since they are assuming it is an allergic reaction. I always take it out of the fridge 30 min before I do it, I have done it too early like at 15 min and it hurt worse. =( well good luck. Hope it works for ya. =)
20 yr old female. dxd 2002. previously on 6-mp,Entocort, Prednisone, Flagyl, Cipro, Fiber, and Remicade. Currently on Humira and Elavil. Had first resection in Oct. 2009. (half of colon and some of small intestine)
 
 
 


beca123
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   Posted 3/31/2010 4:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh and I usually do mine at night because I have to take Benadryl with it. I also take prednisone the day before, of, and after. sounds like alot of work. lol.
20 yr old female. dxd 2002. previously on 6-mp,Entocort, Prednisone, Flagyl, Cipro, Fiber, and Remicade. Currently on Humira and Elavil. Had first resection in Oct. 2009. (half of colon and some of small intestine)
 
 
 


randynoguts
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   Posted 3/31/2010 5:47 PM (GMT -7)   
at night right before bed... no biggie but the sting. always in the abdomen,and out of the frideg for at least an hour if i can. the only thing i have found is the neddle doesnt retract all the time till you pull it out.
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Wolfie40
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   Posted 4/1/2010 4:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Stomach for me as it hurts way worse in my legs. I too take it out of the fridge for a half hour. I also make sure that the alcohol has evaporated off my skin before injecting, if there is any alchol on the skin it burns during injection.
I also ice for about 10 min. before to help numb the inject site.
Like Randy said I get the occasional pen that the needle won't retract.
Other then that all is good.
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.

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