I am 44 yrs old about to begin Humira injections for AS and have read too many horror stories about pain during and after the injection using the pen. Any suggestions on how to combat this?
The Dr. that instructed me on how to inject the humira told me to warm the injection needle for a few minutes in my hand if it had come directly out of the refrigerator. This seemed to help slightly. I'm on my 8th injection now and have stopped doing that mostly out of just forgetfulness or being in a rush when I give myself the shot. I'd say it may burn a little more cold but after a few you will be used to it and it will seem to hurt less. I'm your same age and the humira has helped the AS tremendously with minimal mostly annoyance side effects. Good luck with yours!!
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