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Hi all i came off Enbrel at the start off May, its taken all this time for funding to come through for the next A-T-N-F !!! so now the funding been approved gotta wait for the company to contact me and deliver it , then a nurse to come and show me how to use it so could be another month before i actually get started ............

Am going to be trying Humira next , the info leaflet says you inject twice a week under the skin ? wasn't quiet sure what that meant? any info would be appreciated ? As with Enbrel i had a pen type that i injected. With Humira how does it come? how do you inject it ? if anyone has any info ? adivce ? pls share with me . Many thanks

Sarah

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  • humira can come as a pen too it means subcutaneous it would be injected using same technique as enbrel

  • oh thank you summer for that information, it was great news to hear as the thought of a needle needle scares me to death !

    Sarah

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  • when i was on hurmia i only had to inject myself once every two weeks with a pen, either inmy leg or stomach.

  • Like the others said humira and enbrel are injected the same way and once a fortnight. I would inject in my leg and then in my tummy the next time. they sting a wee bit but it is worth it in the end. The pens are a different design, that the only difference. I have been on both so can speak from experience too. Good luck and don't worry, you'll be grand. XX

  • Thank you its good to hear sounds straight forward like the Enbrel so reasuring to know.

    sarah

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  • Thank you, silly but am actually getting excited about it, strange i know but i guess its the light at the end of thelong, long, long tunnel.

    sarah

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  • I started on humira on Monday following Enbrel not working. I didn't bother with the nurses visit as its the same as Enbrel and I just wanted to get going on it. I had no problem with the injection, same pen principal and now it's fortnightly instead of weekly with monthly blood tests. Let's hope for both of us that this is the one! Good luck xx

  • Hi thanks for your message , hope its going well for you ? or is it to early to say ?

    sarah

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  • All the best of luck to you and Sarah......hope this is the light at the end of that long, long tunnel that we all have been in. Will be thinking of you.....let us know how you get. X

  • I'm on this once a fortnight I inject in tummy as legs don't like injections I have three month blood test good luck with it love Karen x

  • Hi thanks for that, how is it working out for you ? wishing you all the best.

    Sarah

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  • I'm still on stroids until Thursday so will let you know after that x

  • Thanks to all you lovely people who have responded to my questions, hope people are feeling the new drug and its working out for you guys.

    Sarah

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  • Hi Sarah

    I have only had the one injection so it is early days. Have needed tramadol today but it's been a busy day housework wise!

    Fingers crossed for us all xx

    Lou

  • Hi Sarah,

    This is the first time I have responded to anyone, just been looking. I had RA since 2008 and have been prescribed Humira since July 2012. Prior to starting Humira I was so worn and felt so unwell so luckily for me it has changed my life. I have always been and active person and could fit so much in one day but obviously changed when I became so unwell. I was prescribed Methotraxate and various others medication and had to have so may steroid injections. I now feel so much better, although I sometimes forget to balance what I do at times, then reminded I still have RA! I inject fortnightly and learnt that I should not go for a two hour walk after injecting as it made me feel terrible! Also recently felt brilliant on the day after injecting, over did as I felt normal and then had to rest all afternoon and evening and felt so unwell the next day. But before using Humira I felt constantly unwell. It's a horrible disease and hard for others to understand how terrible it makes you feel. Good luck with the Humira, I had a choice to use either Humira or Embrel but prefer to inject fortnightly as opposed to weekly. Not sure of the difference.

  • Hi,

    thank you so much for taking the time to respond to my bog i really appreciate it ,it has lifted my spirits thank you . I hope you are having a good weekend and keep well.

    Sarah

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