I now get weekly shots of Humira, and rotate between both thighs and stomach area. Just saw the back-of-the-arm thread, but am hesitant to try that b/c I usually get an unsightly welt that lasts several days...
Because of the frequency of my injections, it seems like it is going to be difficult to avoid accidentally injecting in a spot that I've previously used. Does anyone know if this is a true problem? I also have lots of old stretch marks from pregnancies, which makes it tricky to navigate. I can't even figure out a way to keep track of the injection sites, a written diagram would no longer help due to the number of shots I've had.
If I inject into scar tissue from an old injection, or into a stretch mark, will this have negative results in terms of absorbing the medication -- anyone know?
Thanks, I always appreciate the wisdom on this site!
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
4/9/08 Humira dose increased to 40mg/weekly
Down to 7.5 mg pred