I have been on the Humira for about 6 weeks...mixed feelings for me. Certainly it has helped some...I have gained some weight which is good, actually great since I have lost weight almost every week for over a year (over 100 lbs in 2 years).
I am supposed to do shots every two weeks. I did the first four (the loading dose) in the stomach ...took about 4 minutes and it was over. the second time was two and I did them in the stomach again....each time my wife gave me the shots using the Pen. the third series was in my thighs....I did that myself. Tomorrow night I will do two more....I have decided that the best thing is take the two tomorrow night in the upper part of my stomach...then in two weeks I will do the lower abdomen...then two weeks after that back to the thighs....this way it will be six weeks before I revisit each area...hopefully that will keep my injection sites from reacting.
dx IBS 1999 UC 2000 CD 2001
Tested BIOGEN TYSABRI (gave me 2 years of remission)
currently on Low Dose Netroxene (started Jan. 19, 2007)...against Dr's wishes, he was pushing for Remicade. Stopped the Naltrexone July 28th...started Humira Aug 31st, 2007...current dose two shots every other week.
Crohns is currently active and has been since April of 2005
51 yrs old