I took my bimonthly injection about 30 minutes ago, waited the ten seconds wondering how I didn't feel anything, pulled the pen up, and lo and behold! Half a broken syringe was sticking out of my leg with the medicine still in it.
I tried calling humira but they're closed, and I called my pharmacy to see if they could replace it which they said normally they would but that there were some 'issues' lately so I would have to wait and call back Monday. SO, I thought well, I'll just call in my prescription for my next two pens, but it needs doctor's authorization the automated voice tells me...
I'm stuck basically. I wouldn't mind too much except humira does seem to peter out before the two weeks are up. The only benefit I can see to this is that a friend was over recently and, we had no idea until the night after he left, had bronchitis so I could be avoiding something pretty bad here.
I'm just wondering if this has happened to anyone else? I figured it would be easier to replace something like this...then again, it is the weekend. Kind of a shame that medical problems don't take that break along with the rest of the medical community...or the help desk rather. Goodness knows what it's like to be a doctor on the weekend.
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Prednisone 15 mg, pentasa 2 pills 4x a day, bentyl as needed, omeprazole in the morning, multivitamin, humira every other week, and good probiotics.
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy most likely the result of severe Crohn's inflammation in July of 2008.
Attempting a diet without refined sugars, high fat content, bleached or bromated flour, most dairy, red meat, and avoiding anything spicy like the plague. Also refuse to eat anything with trans fat or high fructose/corn syrup.
"He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how."