Humira injection pens (Its sunday, my docs office is colsed, I know I should aksk him. Just looking for advice from some of the veterans here)
I injected 2 pens on the 1st
Then 2 pens on the 3rd ( today)
and Im scheduled for 2 more pens on the 15th.
1. Is it normal to be extremly tired after the first injection?
2. The pain of the injections are unbearable toward the end of injection.( I did let the pen reach room temp prior to injection) I noticed when I pulled the syringe off of my thigh there were many little bubbles that came from the injection site. Is there air in the syringe that im injecting into my body? Is that why there is such a large bruise?
4. I will be traveling to spain on the 10th - the 20th. My injection is due on the 15th. Do you recommend injecting before I go or when I come back? Id rather not try to travel with the med.
5. After this initial dose pack 6 shots in 15 days, what is the usual dosing? 1, 2, or three pens at a time? I think I could handle 1 shot at a time but man these are painful!
29 YO Male
-CD diagnosed in 2005 illieum
-63cm bowel resection in Feb 08
-Steroid dependant following surgery
Humira Start date 8/1/08