Humira - 1st dose not that bad

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kia c.
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   Posted 3/5/2010 6:10 AM (GMT -7)   
After seven months of suffering with a Crohn's flare, I decided to try Humira.  And yesterday, I had my first dose of four shots.  Keep in mind, in have a low tolerance for pain; I sometimes pass out when I poop ... and I usually pass out when I hit my funny bone.  So, needless to say, I was a little worried about taking four shots.  But, I gotta tell you, it wasn't that bad! 
I took two shots in the belly and two in the thigh ... and while we counted to ten, all I felt was a slight burning or stinging sensation ... then when the we pulled the pen away, it was okay.  I even gave myself two of the four shots!     
The only thing I noticed afterwards was a slight headache.  But, I chalked that up to being so nervous and worked up about the whole thing.  It felt more like a relief headache ... I could let my guard down and relax ... that's when I got the little headache.  And I was tired the rest of the afternoon and slept quite a bit.  But I've been sleeping a LOT for the last seven months ... so that really didn't bother me.   
I had been waffleing on doing Humira for several months ... had I known the first dose was going to be this easy, I would have done it when it was first suggested to me.  Now ... I'm going to keep my fingers crossed that it works and I have none of the horrible side-effects!! 

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   Posted 3/5/2010 7:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Glad to hear you took the plunge literally:) Keep up the good work, and I hope this med does the trick for you!
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Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
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   Posted 3/5/2010 9:36 PM (GMT -7)   
It's good to hear that you have had no problems so far. I was beginning to think I was the only one without crazy side effects.

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Date Joined Sep 2009
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   Posted 3/6/2010 7:06 PM (GMT -7)   
I have been on Humira since Dec. and have not had any side effects.  I am very happy with the results.  I still have urgency problems, but no blood, diarrhea, or mucoussmile

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   Posted 3/7/2010 7:43 AM (GMT -7)   
I have been on humira since Jan. and i have no side effects i can think of.
Good luck!
Diagnosed with Crohns in 2001
First and hopefully last Ileocecectomy 2/18/2009

Medications:Humira,  Asacol, FolicAcid,  Multivitamin, 1000mg Calcium, Vitamin D, Probiotics, Pepcid Complete, Questran,  Monthly B-12 injections.

Living a Great life with my Wife and my two Chocolate Labs
Hunter & Hailey.
I love them dearly.

Southern Lady
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Date Joined Dec 2009
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   Posted 3/7/2010 9:48 AM (GMT -7)   
I too have just started Humira and after a few days of sleepiness, I am feeling really great. It has only been a week and a half and I have solid bm's. Never thought that would happen again. YEA! Feeling so good I am wanting to try some leafy greens, some asparagus, foods that I have not had in over a year. What do ya'll think?
humira Feb 2010
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