My wife will soon be making a choice between Humira or Remicade . I see that with Humira there seem to be painful injection locations. Can someone explain where this injection spot usually is? I have read that chilling the injection area prior sometimes eases the pain a bit. Anyone here use that yet? My wife has Crohn's about thirty years now but all pills seem to not help anymore. Thank you for your help.
I haven't and answer for you but I will be starting Humera injections soon. Please share with us what you have found. I'm not too crazy about pain at the injection site(s) but I guess the alternative is worse. I was only diagnosed within the past year and a half and last month (May 2013) had my first bowel resection surgery. I was hospitalized in April 2013 for five days for extreme pain. God Bless you and your wife and thank you for sharing. I'm very new to all of this and appreciate learning from those who suffer vs. the doctors who just prescribe.
I am 32 and didn't like the idea of having to go for remicade infusions and opted for humira.
I take my injections in the stomach. It is easy as pie and stings for 10 seconds max.
I went with pre filled pens instead of draw up syringes. Even my 4 shot loading dose wasn't bad.
Clean the area, pinch up some fatty tissue, hold pen and engage then hold while it injects (this is the part that hurts for 10 seconds) then it's over. No mark. No pain. It's done for two weeks.
Side note: I haven't experienced any side effects other than a bit of acne from a concoction of azathioprine and humira.
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