Humira less painful!!

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LynnRN
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   Posted 11/6/2007 6:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Just wanted to say a BIG THANK YOU to everybody who advised me to ice my leg before the Humira injection,OMG,what a differance,and also,you guys were right,the syringe is MUCH LESS painful than the pen.  WOOHOO!!!!!

gogogirl
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   Posted 11/7/2007 6:59 PM (GMT -7)   
I usually ice before, but i also find it more comfortable to keep the ice pack over the injection spot.

ski bum
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   Posted 11/7/2007 9:35 PM (GMT -7)   
I found the injections into the thigh to be much more painful than injections into the stomach. I've only tried the pen. It hurts, but just for a few seconds - nothing compared to pain from this DD.
CD dx'd Aug 05. Initially on Pentasa, then Imuran 125 mg. Started Humira (very reluctantly) on 10/24/07. Currently on Humira, Imuran and Entorcort. Hope to dc Imuran and Entorcort within one month of starting Humira.


gachrons
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   Posted 11/8/2007 4:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Lynn glad your getting some relief from your injections you guys are almost scarry when it comes to getting them .That's coming from someone who doesn't take them. lol gail

hspenser
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   Posted 11/8/2007 6:56 AM (GMT -7)   
I usually have been leaving the pens on the counter out of the refrig for about 20 minutes before I inject and it still burns a good bit.  Last week I called the house on my way home and asked my wife to go ahead and pull the pens I would need out of the fridge.  I knew I had to inject and dash back out, so I was in a hurry.  As luck would have it, it took me an hour to get home....this meant the Humira was truly at room temp...about 75 degrees.  I gave myself both shots in the stomach and there was NO PAIN....NONE!!!  No burn, no sting...nothing.  My next injections I will leave the pens out for an hour and hopefully it will help keep the pain down again.

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


mcleaver1969
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   Posted 11/8/2007 1:11 PM (GMT -7)   
hspenser, thank you so much for the head's up on leaving the Humira at room temp. for an hour prior to injection. I have my dosage tomorrow and I will be trying that trick, anything to help with the burning of injection. I'll let you know if it works for me like it did for you. Thanks again~!

Marci, 38 years old, Rockledge, FL
Dx with Crohn's disease March 2006, currently on bi-weekly Humira, daily 6mg Entocort, daily 2-3x 5mg hydrocodone (for pain), and daily 75mg Effexor, plus 3x per day heavy iron supplements for anemia


hspenser
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   Posted 11/8/2007 1:22 PM (GMT -7)   
mcleaver1969 said...
hspenser, thank you so much for the head's up on leaving the Humira at room temp. for an hour prior to injection. I have my dosage tomorrow and I will be trying that trick, anything to help with the burning of injection. I'll let you know if it works for me like it did for you. Thanks again~!


be sure you don't leave it out for more than an hour...and if it is very warm where you are, an hour might be too much...

I don't mean to suggest an exact time since temperatures will vary from home to home....

good luck i hopes it help...next week i iwll try to duplicate it and if it works again...that will be sweet

 


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


LynnRN
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   Posted 11/8/2007 2:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes,I did forget to mention about leaving the Humira out of the fridge before injecting,it definately helps!!
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