Today I started taking Humira for my Crohns. My doctor is hoping that this will do the trick and get my flareups under control. I’m even in a quality of life study to see how well Humira helps Crohns patients. I’m still taking the Pentasa and Imuran for right now but hopefully will be off them soon, possibly in the next month or so.
I’m using the pen delivery method. It’s really simple, take the caps off and “push the button Frank”. It’s almost painless but you are a bit sore after the injection due to the thickness of the Humira. My first dose was four shots and I felt some side effects very quickly. I got really dizzy and nauseous but was told that was normal since I had just taken two months worth of the medicine at one time. In two weeks I will take two more shots and one shot every two weeks after that.
One of the great side effects of me taking Humira is that it will also help my arthritis. Now this is something I am really looking forward to. Being able to move around painlessly is unbelievable to me. I think I am more excited about this possibility than I anything else.
I’ll be using this blog to keep track of my progress so check back if you are interested on how things are going. Below is a picture of me giving myself the first injection. I tried to get a video of it but the file was corrupted. Next time I will get one.
Feeling sick even before I took the shots. I think I starting to have another flareup.