Humira - what is it & how is it taken?

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   Posted 3/21/2010 9:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Just as the subject title says: can you guys fill me in on Humira?
I am worried I may have to start it, I hate needles and I thought someone - a nurse - told me that Humira was injections? Is this true?
And are the long term possible side effects worse than Remicade?
What are some of the side effects that you can get from it?
33 yr. old female CANADIAN
dx with UC October 1998
had temp j-pouch: '98-'99
disease free & back to norm: '99-'07
dx. with CD March 2009
Currently taking: Remicade mthly & Imarun

In my next life: I want to be a big beautiful oak tree or something like that... so I can live off of just sunshine and water.

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   Posted 3/21/2010 9:31 PM (GMT -7)
There is product information and side effects and everything you need.

I have been on humira and remicade as well as cimzia. all 3 are the same family of medication

TNF Antagonists.

Side effects can be very serious to minimul. Serious infections, malignancy's, Flu like symptoms. Serious reactions..

Some people feel none. The most i ever had was simple sinus congestion and maybe sinusitis.
the needle is like 24 guage i think. its VERY tiny.
Male, 22. Diagnosed with Crohn's officially since 2001.. Osteoporosis, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Chronic Anemia.

Medications Used: Remicade, Humira, Cimzia, 6-mp, Pentasa, Flagyl, Prednisone, Zifaxan, Entocort,
TPN (Total Parenteral Nutrition), The whole nine.

Current: Methotrexate Injection, Entocort EC, Vitamin D, Fentanyl 25mcg / 72hrs - Zofran - Folic Acid
Currently On SSDI

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   Posted 3/22/2010 12:24 AM (GMT -7)   
My feeling is that if you're handling Rem side-effects, you'll be ok with Humira :-).

Yes, it's an injection. If you're uncomfortable with needles, you can get a nifty pen that will do the injection for you so you don't have to see the syringe or the needle. Some people who don't like needles get a spouse / parent / SO to do the injection for them; that might help you if you really can't cope with injecting yourself.

You can find out more info by clicking on the "medications" link in my signature.

All the best to you.

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   Posted 3/22/2010 4:37 AM (GMT -7)   
im on humira and have been on it for 2 months. end result i feel great. :)and hopefully u will to.
its either a syringe or a pen where u just click and the medicine goes in and u dnt even see the needle which is wat i use cause i cant stand needles. the only problem ive had with it is leg pains but thats about it. i hope it goes well.

all the best ebru
21yrs old have had crohns disease since 2003
previous meds include pentasa imuran prednisone budesinide remicade and plenty more that havent worked :)
currently on humira 20mg every 2weeks
1 operation to date removed 30cm of bowel and 1 fistula
trying to get pregnant (fingers crossed) :)))

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   Posted 3/22/2010 5:16 AM (GMT -7)   
keep us posted on how you make out with the humira..lyn
see you are a fellow canuck..
i am in ontario
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Crohns..Fibromyalgia,,Neuropathy...Deaf...Seizures Pyoderma gangrenosum

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   Posted 3/22/2010 10:50 AM (GMT -7)   
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