Gail- I of course thought immediately about the Humira but when the reaction occurred it was 6 days after my last injection. I'm guessing I would have had an allergic reaction sooner than that, however, I haven't ruled this out yet. Overall symptoms seemed to improve after removing the shirt and taking a shower & benedryl.
Goaliegirl- I've never had an abnormal pap and I'm waiting for my results on my annual pap, biopsies and thyroid tests that should be in next week. Primarily they are doing this as a precaution in my case before trying me on natural hormones. As for the biopsy procedure it's not that big of a deal. You'll feel some slight pinching and since it's the cervix you may have a couple of contractions during the procedure. If the doctor is nice...tell him to let you know when it's coming and do deep breaths through the contractions. I told my doctor that the procedure was a piece of cake compared to the abdominal CD pain! You may be a tinsy bit sore afterwards and have a small amount of bleeding for a couple of days (suggest a pad rather than a tampax.) Also, don't get overly anxious about the abnormal pap yet. Some women have abnormal paps all the time and everything is fine. Good luck to you and let me know how things turn out!
Dx'd Jan'06, 1st Resection 7/06, Predinsone, Humira, Imuran, B12 injections, Nexium. Secondary conditions: Psorasis, Acne, Fatigue, Joint Pain, Lactose Intolerant, gallstones, fibroid cysts, peri-menopausal.