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neednewbody
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   Posted 2/6/2009 4:55 PM (GMT -6)   
hey all - help!!
 
i have been sick with bronchitis (not too serious) since monday.  My humira dose was due on Wednesday, but I was too weak and had a fever with chills.  I called the humira helpline to see if I can do my dose, but they suggested I call my MD.  I left him a message, but no reply. Has anyone else been in this type of situation? Does it matter if I wait? Would it matter if I dont wait?
I want to get better from the bronchitis, but I dont want to delay my UC getting better.
Liver transplant 2004 -- liver is only healthy part of me
Prograf 1mg bid for transplant
 
Remicade every 6 weeks - not working
pentasa 1500mg tid
palafer once daily
lomotil every day as needed
immodium every day as needed
 


Sweetie31105
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   Posted 2/6/2009 7:21 PM (GMT -6)   
I'd keep calling your doctor until u get someone. That's a tricky predicament.
26 year old, Married, Female.
Diagnosed with UC since March 2007

Taking Humira and Imuran since May 2007 (Currently in remission since May 2007)
Taken off Imuran 1/15/09
Only taking Humira.

Can't take Asacol, Allergic to Remicade


RyanF
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   Posted 2/6/2009 7:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Yeah definitely call your dr. Humira makes it a point to say not to take the medicine if you are really sick, since this stuff is suppose to kick your immune system down a notch. It could worsen your illness.
Ryan


Meds:

Began Humira on 10 Jan 2009

Second injection: two pens on 24 Jan 2009


neednewbody
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   Posted 2/6/2009 7:29 PM (GMT -6)   
well, he didnt call back and it is friday night, so I guess I will wait til i feel better or til Monday.

however, if I am 5 days late on humira, what are the ramifications?
Liver transplant 2004 -- liver is only healthy part of me
Prograf 1mg bid for transplant
 
Remicade every 6 weeks - not working
pentasa 1500mg tid
palafer once daily
lomotil every day as needed
immodium every day as needed
 


Sweetie31105
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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 903
   Posted 2/6/2009 8:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Does your doctor's office have an after hours phone number? Do you have an advice line to call?
26 year old, Married, Female.
Diagnosed with UC since March 2007

Taking Humira and Imuran since May 2007 (Currently in remission since May 2007)
Taken off Imuran 1/15/09
Only taking Humira.

Can't take Asacol, Allergic to Remicade

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