After a LONG 3 week battle with insurance and the mail-order pharmacy (I h.a.t.e. medco!), I finally got it worked out. Received my pens yesterday. Did them immediately.
For those who are on Humira. (I'm doing the normal dose. 4 pens on day 1, 2 pens on day 15, and 1 pen every 2 weeks). When did you start to feel better? I know it would take a minimum 48-96 hours to kick in and get into my system fully. But, the loading dose is technically 2 weeks apart. So, I'm thinking I should really begin to know if this is going to work in about 3 weeks? I'm still eating VERY safely... and still taking 6-9 pain pills a day. I'm scared to death to start cutting back on pain meds...and then scared to add to my diet. But, I realize the ONLY way to know if this is going to work is to start weaning of meds and slowly introducing foods back in.
For those considering Humira.. SUPER easy. I've done in-vitro before, so I wasn't naive. But, just like one of my IVF drugs, I refer to Humira as the medicines for dummies! ;) Love how easy it is and no re-consitution of the drug is awesome! Oh, and my nurse gave me a tip. She said if you don't have a sharps container....she said to use an empty laundry detergent bottle. She said the plastic is just as strong if not stronger and then dispose of it that way.
Oh, and they are switching me from Celexa to Zoloft. I'm nervous about that.
Kaycie - Age: 26
Crohn's - Dx Nov 05
Failed Remicade, moving onto a Clinical Trial called ABT-874 - Tentative start date - 10/2/08 - 10/16/08 - Infusion, every 4 weeks.
IVF #1 (In-Vitro Fertilization) - Failed
IVF #2 - IVIg, Heparin, Baby Aspirin - TWIN GIRLS!!!
Reagan Dawn - 8/2/07 - Lived 1 hour 27 minutes due to Cloaca, NOT affiliated with my Crohn's
Addison Maria - 8/2/07 - 13 months old