04-27-2010, 03:27 PM   #1
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got my humira pen for crohns disease starter kit injectables in the mail today!!
woohoo!!! Now Thursday, I'm going in for them to show me how to do it.

I am blind so I don't know how I'm going to be able to do this,
but the fun begins Thursday! hehe

supposed to be for treatment of anal Fistulas that keep
returning over and over and over and over again every time
they fix 'em they keep returning over and over again in the
same spot every time seems like.

so wish me luck!!
CD 12yrs, went off SCD after 6yrs too expensive, imuran 50mg/2day, thinking about Remicade again after on it 12mo 3 yrs ago, have all internal parts still besides appendix. diseased illeum, 9 diseased areas in large, narrowing where colon meets rectum, and severe Rectal Fistulas in the spincter muscle area where hemorrhoids normally are.
04-28-2010, 12:02 PM   #2
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Good Luck Bubazoo!

I just had the draining setons removed from my perianal fistula after starting Humira last week. I do see an improvement.

I think you will be able to identify the two different caps that must be removed. The problem is in checking the window that shows the color and dosing amount as well as the yellow plunger that comes down after the injection.

Orienting the pen 90 degrees to your flesh should be doable as well.

Best of Luck,
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04-28-2010, 07:33 PM   #3
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My nurse also told me to listen for the swishing sound to know when the dose is finished being administered. That way you don't have to worry about being able to see the window, which I found was hard when I tried injections in my leg.
February 2010 - diagnosed with Crohn's disease.
January 2011 - Inflammation downgraded from moderate-severe to mild with no symptoms!
January 2014 - adopted a mostly Paleo diet
May 2015 - still in remission!

Currently Taking
Humira - 40mg/week
Imuran - 125 mg/day
Calcium magnesium citrate
Fermented cod liver oil/butter blend
Culturelle probiotics
Vitamin D
Vitamin C

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