I wanted to say that I too have terrible stomach pain from the Humira. I just took my second loading dose and have had a hard time holding down my job because the pain is crazy! (I tried Remicade and had a terrible reaction - couldn't walk for a month - so they have switched me to Humira.) I have to take Ambien to get any rest at all because of the pain at night. I can hardly stand up straight.... and I have a very high tolerance for pain just like most folks who are dealing with Crohn's. When I told me doctor about this, he just shrugged his shoulders, said yeah, we don't know what it can do and that was it. This is the same doctor who also refuses to discuss any possible diet modifications that may help me. I am so depressed about this whole thing. What I'm wondering is when can I expect to see results from all this agony? Do I really have to wait 3-6 months before Humira is declared a success or failure?
And yes - the Humira pen hurts like hell. No two ways about it. I thought I was going to pass out the first time. I do think icing my belly before the injection helps some but really it hurts like mad. And for a doctor to say that it doesn't ... well he has never had one. If every doctor had to do this to themselves every two weeks, they would have a whole new appreciation for what we deal with. For real.
Crohn's for 15 years, recently diagnosed correctly, reactions to both Remicade and Flagyl. Started Humira August 2010, horrible abdomen pain since. Lost over half my hair, gained 15 lbs. GEESH!!
Currently taking Humira, Prednisone, 6MP, Lasix, Lortab, Ambien, Boniva, Multi-Vitamin, Calcium, D3, Flaxseed Oil, Fish Oil, Natren Probiotics, B12, Lutein