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First injection of Humira

Hi - Mybdaughter was recently diagnosed with AS. She has been approved for Humira and she received the medication already. She will do her first injection tonight. What can she expect for the next few days? She has been in pain for so long now - almost 16 yrs that we can trace her symptoms back to, without realizing it was RA. Will she have diminished pain? She is 42 yrs old now.

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In the next few days? Not a lot I expect. I hope that she is as lucky as I was and responds within 2-3 weeks like I did. My pain/swelling and anaemia all cleared by that time. The nurse had said 2-3 months but luckily she was way out! It stings a bit if injected cold by the way.

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So how would one go about making the medication warmer? TY for the info. I will pass it on to her.

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U leave the injection out of the fridge for 30mins before injecting it dosent sting as much then good luck I hope it helps x amy

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Usually, it can take up to 12 weeks to notice any difference. However, there are those that report feeling better after the first couple of injections.

Letting it come to room temp, dies lessen the sting and personally, injecting in the tummy is less painful than injecting in the thigh.

Wishing your daughter all the best going forward.

Marie

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Above or below the belly button?

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Below, nearer the hip than belly button, for me.

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Okay - TY! She will do this tonight when she gets home from work.

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I leave it out for an hour, room temp is better and I also use an ice pack to numb the area I’m going stick and I’ve had much less pain doing it this way.

Best of luck :)

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I leave it out overnight as advised by nurse and inject either side on the belly button about three finger space away. Only took a few weeks to notice the effects but now almost pain free

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TY All for your responses. She did her first injection last night and all went well. You all took the mystery out of it for us.

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i can't really help. I chose Enbrel over Humira. When I tried Humira because of eye problems I started having pain in my joints. Even after 2 months not better. i took an Enbrel shot left from previous use. After only 2 days on Enbrel I got better. Enbrel helps me much better than Humira but that's just me. Others have had better results with Humira. I hope you do well with Humira.

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I know there are many different biologics for RA. My daughter has AS, schlerosis of the back, (spine?) and ulcerative colitis. Her doctor felt Humira would cover all the bases for her. TY for your response.

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