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Date Joined Nov 2007
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   Posted 12/6/2007 10:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Ok so for the last 5 years I have yet to gain remision, and according to my last colonoscopy (last week) I am quite inflammed, so much that the scope actually got stuck.  So the doc wants me to start Humira.. I got the medication in, and for a week now have been tring to get a nurse to come out and show me how to do my first injection(my doc insisted that someone show us how).  So because both me and my husband work in the am we need night time, soo after the fax didnt work and the first nuse couldn't come out at night we have found a RN who can accomidate.. Only one problem, now I'm really scared.  Last night at 9 pm we set up for him to come tonight at 8pm ( I have a final today at 5 so I had to schedule late). well NEways.  I was sorta releived we had bad luck and no one was available.. I know i realy need to start this medication because the asacol and constant entocort are not helping like they should. but I'm scared of so many things.. Will it hurt? if so how bad? Im absolutely terified of needles and have to look away and sing while they stick me. I have to get FOUR shots to day.. FOUR!! thats alot.. and then I dont know what im gonna feel like in the morning and I have to work.. I really wanted to do this on Friday but the rep is only in town today.. he's from 3 hours away. Ok so I feel really stupid for being scared and nervous about this stupid little needle and stupid shot but I'm really freaked out about it.. And now the fact that I'm gonna have to take it until the next step I have to take.. I don't know.. I"m just confused and upset
23 year old married female Diagnosed Sept '03 still fighting for remission longest break was 9 mths
Asacol 6 400mg tabs aday
Entecort 9mg aday
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Date Joined Sep 2007
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   Posted 12/6/2007 10:36 AM (GMT -6)   

i hate needles too! to the point i almost pass out when they take blood! but you know what? since i have been jabbed so many times in the past few months i am doing a lot better with it! i promise you! i usually talk to the nurse or someone and i think you'll do fine with your hubby on your side. sounds scary to stick yourself but i think it will be better with you in control, ya know?

good luck to you! let us know how you do!
.: stephanie :.
32 y/o female diagnosed 8/8/7 with crohn's of the terminal ileum w/ stricture/scarring
10mgs prednisone (getting there!), 50mgs 6mp, 4000mg pentasa, vicodin for pain & a boat load of other drugs for sleep and anxiety!

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Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 54
   Posted 12/6/2007 1:44 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm waiting to start Humira too. I've had 2 years of crud. Just be glad that you at least have the medication in your possession! I've been fighting to get started on it for a month now, and I'm still having major insurance issues. I hate all of this waiting. I still don't know if they are going to approve it or not.

If this works out, I'm going to have to get a nurse to show me how to do it too. I don't know if I'm going to be comfortable with sticking myself. I'd rather have somene else do it. It's just the thought that I know as soon as I push that button, I'm going to stick myself. Eww!!

I hope it works for you.
Diagnosed with Crohn's in 1995.
Have used Prednisone, Flagyl, and Pentasa in the past.
Now on Imuran/Prednisone - waiting to start Humira.
One stricture in distal ileum.
No surgeries yet.

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Date Joined Mar 2007
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   Posted 12/6/2007 6:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi I am sure you do great sometimes the mind works overtime on something just think of the benefit to your health .I used to be afraid of needles but CD is far more scarry. You can get threw it and just remember it's only for one time. lol gail

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Date Joined Jan 2007
Total Posts : 451
   Posted 12/6/2007 6:28 PM (GMT -6)   
The anticipation is worse than actually getting/giving the shots. Once you get through the two loading doses, it's only one shot every other week. I find the pain from Crohn's to be much worse than the shot.
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.

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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 277
   Posted 12/10/2007 10:28 AM (GMT -6)   
good luck to you......

I feel the same way as dustspeck.... I used to be scared of needles but ever since being diagnosed, it gets less and less intimidating.... taking lab tests, getting B vit shots, flu shots, toradol shots.... iv's.....

now if I could only feel that confident when I go to the dentist!
Newbie - 35 yrs old Diagnosed: 08/03/07
Asacol 3x day
Imuran 50MG 3 x day
Lamictal 125 MG/day for bioloar II

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