ignorance is bliss....I only have used the pens, so I don't know if the syringe is less painful or not....what I do know is that I can take the burn from the humira once it is injected....I know that the actual insertion of the needle is painless because it is so quick...I know the burn passes quickly...and I know that I could never ever watch a needle go into me so therefore I could never ever give myself an injection with a syringe, but I can do the pen by myself and even keep my eyes closed as it injects.
The pain is not terrible....and maybe the syinge is even less pain, ..but the Pen is do-able and gives me control and independence.
dx IBS 1999 UC 2000 CD 2001
Tested BIOGEN TYSABRI (gave me 2 years of remission)
currently on Low Dose Netroxene (started Jan. 19, 2007)...against Dr's wishes, he was pushing for Remicade. Stopped the Naltrexone July 28th...started Humira Aug 31st, 2007...current dose two shots every other week.
Crohns is currently active and has been since April of 2005
51 yrs old