humira injections

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Hi everyone. Where do you all inject yourselves I was told in my belly was fine first few but now hurt .where do u inject thanks in advance.

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    Hi Tim,

    Upper leg(s). Not in veins. Never tried belly. Hurts but bearable. Pain increases as you keep injecting - body reduces tolerance or something. Temporary off injections for 4 months by now, but still remember the feeling. Consult your nurse for the best location (depends on what you take maybe?) and make sure that it goes in vertically - the med will not get in fully if you won't inject correctly in the correct location. Good luck.

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    Hi,

    Ive not started yet but was told you need to alternate it so right side tummy, right side top of leg left top of leg left tummy. Gives each place time to heal x

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    thx i was only told belly but have seen in the book doing it in leg .
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    Do you use pen or regular needle? I used the pen which goes with both the legs and the belly. Maybe the needle only works on belly? Google it... AND consult the nurse. It gets more and more painful on legs too. Keep it in mind.

    Sorry about that ;-(

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    Hi I was on Humira bi-weekly for 6 months and then weekly for 4 months. I have always known myself to have a fairly high pain tolerance....but those injections reminded me of a bee sting. I would inject my thigh,and switch sides each time. My A.S came on fast,aggressive and severe in my early 40's. I will say Humira helped regain the loss of my mobility. I was switched to monthly IV Remicade because Humira peaked and I was told it wasnt going to continue to improve the swelling on my horribly painful ankles. You may want to apply an ice pack for about 5 minutes to the site of injection before hand...I remember that helped quite a bit...just keep your head up high how lucky are we? And to think each syringe of Humira costs about $1000 crazy expensive
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    I take my injection pen at least an hour before injection and I pinch the skin before injection and during injection. When I was on enbrel I had the problem you're having now with pain, it felt like the medicine was burning. I've only injected into my stomach area, but I am going to try to rotate from belly to legs and hope I don't get the burning sensation I had with enbrel, I've only had 2 Humira injections so far.

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