I am into 3 weeks and I notice a big difference. I am not perfect but i know it is working. I get my 4th week shot next Thursday. I felt it right away and I started to see more with the 2nd and 3rd injections. I feel pretty good now.
I was nervous now I almost feel free cause I dropped Pentasa, entocort and Imuran from my meds.... those alone were about 14 pills a day. And I have other conditions so I took a handful each morning. I love not having to take my pentasa at lunch.
I agree with ice on the area, I ice the area for a long time, 15-30 minutes until my skin feels numb, during that time the med is sitting out warming up. On occasion I will pick it up and see if the outside feels cold.
It does hurt but I can take the 10 seconds of pain over taking handfuls of pills each day. I do think some areas hurt more than others so keep rotating. I thought my tummy hurt the worst so far. I got a bruise a couple times and a small red circle but nothing major so far.
I personally felt great when I did my first 4 shots it felt good to get it over with. I thought it was going to be horrible pain but it is not that bad for me.
Good Luck and let us know how it goes!!
Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease March 2007 Started Humira June 2008 (have been on other cd meds)
Diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia May 2007 also on Soma
Diagnosed w/ General Anxiety Disorder in 2005- Effexor and now new med Clonazepam starting 7/18/08