Grats on starting the Humira! I just beat ya by a couple days. : ) I did my loading dose last Tuesday. Kinda funny how it went... The previous Friday, I had picked up my Humira syringes. I called my GI's MA, and asked her if I could go ahead and do the injections, as I had watched the training video already. She said no, I needed to do them under supervision in the office in case I had a reaction. Well, during my GI's visit, I asked him if I should do the injections right then. He said no, I could do them when I got home. ::scratches head:: So after he left, the MA came in, and I told her what he said. She kinda smirked a bit, then said to go ahead and do them while she watched. She had no epi pen, nor did she tell me I needed one to take home. Go figure. Anyway, three of the four shots I did were a non-event. Hardly even noticeable. But I must have hit a bad spot on one, cause it did burn alot more than I expected. I did two in each leg, btw.
That night, I did have a bit of a headache, but nothing other than that. The next day, the muscles in my leg felt fatigued all day long. The following day, I felt run down, and started getting "flu sydrome" symptoms, which peaked yesterday; I felt horrible all day. Muscle aches and pains that really did mimic the flu. Kept me from sleeping well last night. But today I feel much better. Crohns symptoms aside (ugh), I feel good. I know us Crohnies are supposed to stay away from ibuprofen (although recent info says it might be ok), but I took some yesterday and last night. It helped alot with the flu syndrome.
Let's keep our fingers crossed that this is the med that's gonna do it for us. Kinda discouraging to hear how long it can take to start working, though.
Edit: Forgot to mention... My head cold was not made worse by the Humira, thank heavans. It kept improving even after the Humira shots, and is completly gone now. I'm not endorsing nor recommending that anyone start Humira with an active infection; what I did was, quite frankly, stupid. I took a huge risk by starting the Humira with a head cold, and I got lucky.