late on your humira anyone?

I sometimes take my Humira late?
yes - 60.0%
no - 40.0%
what's Humira? - 0.0%
i would never take that stuff! - 0.0%

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Glad Bag
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   Posted 5/21/2008 12:26 PM (GMT -7)   
ok, i feel guilty, i am prescribed Humira, the "Easy dispense" pens..

well, i am supposed to take it every two weeks, but I am usually a few days late since I want to avoid the whole giving the shot process...anyone else guilty like me?
"I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together!" - The Beatles

doesn't that just sound cool when you sing it?

Aimee =)
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   Posted 5/21/2008 1:24 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't always get it on the day, either. Life gets in the way sometimes. Or stupid Medco mail order pharmacy - I was over two WEEKS late once because of their stupidity in getting my meds to me.

My symptoms did creep back that time but thankfully the dose took care of that again.

I did the pens once and went right back to the syringe. I still have to give myself a pep talk each time but they are so much less painful for me. Your doc could change your script if it would make it easier.

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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 163
   Posted 5/21/2008 6:00 PM (GMT -7)   
I feel your pain. I procrastinate before the shot, but always take it the same day (even if it's almost midnight by the time I've worked up the nerve), because I am hoping desperately to finally get to remission. I have my husband give it to me, because there is no way I could self-administer. LOL at the "easy dispense" pens.

Actually, now that I am taking the shots weekly, it's getting easier, a more regular part of my routine.

Hang in there -- hope it is at least helping you.
Dx Mild Proctitis 7/06 at age 33, Dx Severe Pan Colitis 5/07, Dx Crohn's Colitis 10/07
Failed Asacol, Lialda, 6-MP, Canasa, Rowasa, Entocort, and Remicade
On Humira since 1/08 with promising results, but can't get below 5mg Prednisone
Take Tylenol #3 as needed when not in close proximity to a bathroom.
Currently on 40mg Prednisone again since mid-March flare, ack
4/9/08 Humira dose increased to 40mg/week, Start slow Pred taper

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   Posted 5/21/2008 6:14 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm doing the self injection thing. After almost a year it doesn't get a lot easier, but just a little easier. I too, have to psych myself up for the experience. Because of that I may be a day late off my schedule. Most of the time, I don't suffer any ill effects. Once in a while I may start to get those familiar cramps though. I've been curious about the Pen method. Either way, I think it's still a challenge. I often wonder, I inject into the tummy does the drug know how get to where it needs to go?
Diagnosed with Crohns 1995. First bowel resection surgery performed (8in removed). Took Pentasa, 16 pills a day for 10 yrs. Off and on with: Prednisone, Imuran, Remicade. 2nd surgery 2005 (another 8in), preceeded by an abcess that antibiotics couldn't resolve. Currently on Humira-one injection per week, Methotrexate, and just stopped taking Cipro (which I was on since early last year). Been off Prednisone for 6 months now. Yah! Also take Folic Acid. Status: all of my small intestine is filled with Crohns, except 2ft. I hope to keep it that way as long as possible. So far Humira is working, though I hate having to give myself injections. I keep positive by telling myself that things could be way worse. Doesn't always work, but I keep trying.

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