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06-06-2016, 08:57 AM   #1
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Try heat for injection pain.

My daughter has been on Humira for a year and a half. Weekly injections for about half that time.
We read this weekend that someone had success applying a warm pack to the site before injection.
We tried it this morning with a microwavable heat pack.
IT WORKED!!!!!!
She said there was NO pain!!!
06-06-2016, 11:26 AM   #2
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That is great.
06-06-2016, 11:29 AM   #3
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Very good thing know
We may try that Tuesday !
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06-06-2016, 12:46 PM   #4
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It ws just one of those rice packs that you microwave for a minute. She probably held it there for about 10 minutes before injection.
06-06-2016, 04:28 PM   #5
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We will try that too for my older daughter. She found switching to the syringe from the pen really helped but it would be GREAT if heat worked and made it even less painful!!

Thanks Pilgrim!!
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06-07-2016, 08:23 PM   #6
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Did you try heat today my little penguin?
06-07-2016, 08:27 PM   #7
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My older daughter tried it! She says it worked but she thinks ice works better. Neither makes it painless for her.

She says the trick with ice is to leave it on until she has "basically frozen her leg off." She says when her leg is REALLY REALLY cold, she feels the burn less.

But definitely a good trick to know if we don't have ice on hand!
06-07-2016, 09:13 PM   #8
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My older daughter tried it! She says it worked but she thinks ice works better. Neither makes it painless for her.

She says the trick with ice is to leave it on until she has "basically frozen her leg off." She says when her leg is REALLY REALLY cold, she feels the burn less.

But definitely a good trick to know if we don't have ice on hand!
Too bad it didn't work as well for her! She sounds like a pro!
06-07-2016, 09:19 PM   #9
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Honestly, I suspect heat worked just as well but she's just used to ice. She has been on Humira for years and has worked out a routine (ice, TV, shot, chocolate ).

Just as a warning - she has managed to get an "ice burn" twice while icing her leg (she was watching TV and didn't notice how cold her leg was getting). They have be careful with both heat AND ice!
06-07-2016, 09:24 PM   #10
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Haven't tried it yet
Had to hold the shot due to a bad cold
Basically fever watch
If none by morning he gets the humira
And Mtx
06-08-2016, 09:55 AM   #11
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Used heat this am
Ds said it was muuuuuucccchh better

Thanks
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