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11-19-2010, 11:50 AM   #1
Zoide
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Humira - Forgot to check for blood vessels!

Hi,

I started injecting Humira some time ago. Today I realized that I forgot to pull the plunger to check for blood vessels before injecitng.

What is the chance that I did hit a vessel? If I did, what could happen?

Thanks
11-19-2010, 12:01 PM   #2
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I don't know, but with the Humira Pen, there is no checking. Just press the button and it goes in. One time I had blood so I guess i hit a vessel.

My point is, if they sell the pen version, I imagine it's not a big deal.
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11-19-2010, 12:42 PM   #3
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I use the pen and have hit a blood vessel. If you did you would know it. It hurts, it bleeds, it scares the crap out of you. But harmless ( I called the humira line it was my first at home injection!)
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11-19-2010, 04:57 PM   #4
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I was on Humira (pen), so you can't check with that. I'm on Cimzia and I was told to pull the plunger back to check and to not do the injection if I did. I asked what difference it made since it was never mentioned with the Humira pens and I was told it's not big deal. I guess they're just covering all the legal bases. Hitting a blood vessel just hurts more and bleeds more. No major damage.
11-19-2010, 04:58 PM   #5
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Just in case, I emailed my doctor. He hasn't gotten back to me yet, but I feel just fine
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