I just wanted to give an update. A while back I was asking questions about Anti-TNF meds. We (the doc and I) decided that Humira would be the best course to try.
Well, I did the initial loading phase last night...the 4 shots in the stomach. For those that wonder if it hurts or not, I'll explain:
Let me start by saying that I am deathly affraid of needles (sometimes getting dizzy and/or passing out)...with that said, the nurse came to my house and she did the first shot. It stung (we didn't let it sit out for 30 minutes...went right from the fridge to by belly). The stinging lasted for the 10 seconds of the shot and for a couple of minutes afterward. I didn't get dizzy or anything. It was rather easy.
After that shot, I proceeded to do the other 3 on my own. Again, a little stinging that went away after a few minutes. I haven't had any adverse reactions. It feels that I did about 100 situps. It just feels a little tight in the stomach area right now.
Last night I also had phase 2 of the Hep B vaccination and a B12 shot in my arms. I feel like a pin cushion. My arm that had the Hep B shot feels worse than my stomach area right now.
These are just my .02 and I wanted to give everyone an update. Thanks for listening.