Humira In Home Injection Assistance

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   Posted 12/10/2007 3:40 PM (GMT -6)   
For those of you who have had a nurse come to your home to show you how to do the Humira injections, how long did it take for you to get a nurse to come? I was wondering how soon I could get a nurse here.
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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   Posted 12/10/2007 6:43 PM (GMT -6)   
I went to my GI's office where they showed me how to do it
Symptoms Of Crohn's June of '06 (21 years old 285lbs). Colonoscopy in Jan '07 no sign of Crohn's.
Surgery for a Fistula in April '07, diagnosed suggestive Crohn's in May '07. August '07 small bowel follow
through, diagnosed with Crohn's (23 years old 165lbs). On HUMIRA, Prednisone


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   Posted 12/10/2007 8:54 PM (GMT -6)   
My GI's nurse showed me in office how to do it the first time, now I just do it at home.

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   Posted 12/11/2007 1:49 AM (GMT -6)   
i went to them the first time. now its in the comfort of my own home...
Diagnosed with cd in Sept. 2007 after an E.R. visit and surgery on a fistula. Problems for as long as I can remember...


Current Meds:

Pentasa ... Pred ... Nexium ... NeLuv ... Humira ... Cipro ... Canasa ... Yasmine (bc)

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   Posted 12/11/2007 6:07 AM (GMT -6)   
I had my doc injecting me like Kasper87, but last time, the pharmacy would only give me the pen (said my Rx wouldn't let me have the syringe. <shrug>) and I did that on my own. It was easier, but it scared me when it clicked, so i closed my eyes, and held it in longer than i needed to :)
Diagnosed CD in Dec 06'
Currently on: Humira, Yasmin (9 week intervals), multivitamin, calcium +D & magnesium

ski bum
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   Posted 12/11/2007 7:48 AM (GMT -6)   
I went to my doctor's office for the first set of injections.
50 y/o F. 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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   Posted 12/11/2007 1:31 PM (GMT -6)   
I went to the GI's office to have the nurse show me how to do it. I was on the regular maintenance dose but with my fistula they decided I need double the regular dose so I give myself 1 shot a week now. Since I have the syringes I dont mind it so much anymore the pens hurt me so much more. At the office the nurse did 1 shot then I did 1 then she did the 3rd and I did the final one. She made me give myself the injection so she could know that if in a pinch I could give it to myself if I was unable to get somewhere to have it done...I was going to have my aunt who is a nurse do it but I found it easier just to do it myself... I still get my B12 done by the doc or my aunt still tho figure I see the doc about the same time each month...except this month but they are giving me a ride to the vet to bring my cat for his rabies shot so I figure she can just give me my b12
Dx with Crohn's 1987, symptoms as early as 1984.
Temp iliostomy February 2007, reversed June 2007, Ovarian cysts, migraines, allergies (incl food allergies) , oral allergy syndrome (diff than true food allergies), Asthma, Gall Bladder removed 1999, Inguenal hernia 1987

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   Posted 12/11/2007 3:54 PM (GMT -6)   
I didn't know there was an option of having a nurse come to the house to do it. Nurse showed me how to use pre-filled syringe for first treatment, now I have my roomate inject me bi-weekly. I can't inject myself, the medication going in burns so awful bad I know I would flinch or stop altogether if I tried to inject myself.
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

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   Posted 12/11/2007 9:36 PM (GMT -6)   
My Rheumy showed gave me mine and showed me how to do it my self and after that I did mine at home.


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Date Joined Dec 2006
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   Posted 12/12/2007 8:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Nurse was at my house within a 1week and a half. Humira pays for the nurse. It was very helpful
Female Dx'ed with Crohns Disease in 1992
Been on every med for crohns that exists
Several Fistula surgeries
Dx'ed with Colon Rectal Cancer March 2007
Dx'ed with Stage 2 Vulvar VIN
On Chemo and Radiation for 6 weeks
Using Humira with excellent results

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