I am new to this forum. I am also 32 years old and was diagnosed with crohns back in 1998. Up until this past May, it has been extremely mild for the last 12 years. I was hospitalized in May & June with obstructions. I was on prednisone for a bit and tapered off that...I NEVER want to go on that again. It made me a crazy person! I am currently taking humira. I just took my second dose of 2 injections this past Thursday. For the last week and a half I have felt horrible. My stomach is just hurting. I was wondering how long it took before the humira started working for you. I felt pretty good for about 2 or so weeks before the first humira injection (I was still on prednisone) and about a week after those initial 4 injections my stomach started hurting to the point where it's waking me up some nights. It's been like this for a week and a half now. I'm frustrated b/c sometimes I swear that when I have a flare up, the docs put me on these new meds and I end up feeling worse than I did before. Just trying to get a little insight on how long it takes before I start feeling some relief. Thanks sooo much!
Oh & it definitely is a painful shot. I did ok in the doc office on the initial visit although I swore I would NEVER give them in the thigh again. That was HORRIBLE!!! Did the second dose a few days ago....I psyched myself out so bad I just stood there for 15 minutes freaking myself out. Finally called my husband up and he did it for me. That's how we'll be doing it from now on!
Thanks for any and all input!