Humira injection question

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   Posted 5/1/2009 8:07 AM (GMT -7)   
about the last 3 times that I have given myself my Humira injections (I use the pen) I have watched the little green thing go all the way down so that I know that the injection of the medication is done. When I remove the pen from the site I have liquid (I'm assuming the medicine) leak out of my leg.

Anyone else have this problem and anyone know how to fix it?
Currently taking Humira since September 2008 after building antibodies up against the Remicade I had been taking for over a year.

Other meds: Wellbutrin, BCP, cranberry pills, multivitamin, biotin (for hair loss), acid reducing pill (OTC), allergy pill (OTC)

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   Posted 5/1/2009 8:49 AM (GMT -7)   
It happens sometimes. I noticed I was squeezing too hard and that once I was able to perfect taking out the pen while simultaneously relaxing the squeeze I was losing a whole lot less blood and medicine.
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
Prednisone 10 mg, pentasa 2 pills 4x a day, bentyl as needed, omeprazole in the morning, prenatal multivitamin, humira every other week, and Align probiotics given to me by my GI.
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy most likely the result of severe Crohn's inflammation in July of 2008.
Diet almost completely without refined sugars, wheat, flour, gluten, high lactose dairy, and/or junk food in general.
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   Posted 5/1/2009 9:06 AM (GMT -7)   
I don't squeeze hard at all. Just enough to make a small platform to do the injection. I've never noticed anything leaking out after.
32 y/o male. Dx'ed in 1999. No surgeries.

Current meds: Humira 2/27/09. 12.5mg prednisone. Udo's Choice Probiotics (30 billion). Can't tolerate any iron supplements or infusions.

Tried SCD, didn't work, now avoiding gluten and dairy.

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   Posted 5/1/2009 9:44 AM (GMT -7)   
I use a syringe and noticed the leaking happen to me once. Since then I keep the syringe in a place for about 10 seconds after I've injected all the medicine, giving it a little more time to get absorbed. It seems to have worked, I haven't leaked since! :-)
diagnosed w/Crohn's 11/06. 35f with 2 boys and a wonderful husband. 150 mg Imuran, bentyl, entocort, vicodin as needed, Humira, metoprolol for orthostatic hypotension and heart palpitations. Bowel resection 9/07. Active disease back, darn it 8/08. 11 year old son with IBS-C, on Bentyl.

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