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Hello all. Ok,so, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>humira</span> arrived on last Tuesday, May 5. The starter pack was 4 injections for the first dose, in which my boyfriend injected for me. He injected 2 in each thigh. The med hurt going in, like a burn, but it was quick enough. I have been in such pain for so long that the needles were a breeze...lol. The second dose will be 2 needles in 2 weeks and then 1 shot every other week. Last Saturday, I actually felt like a normal human being!!!
I mention this because once treatment starts, the blood draw for viral load tests should be the day before the injection, or the day of the injection, but before the injection. So...if your injection day is Sunday, that leaves just Saturday or Sunday to have the blood drawn. For that reason, if the place where blood is to be drawn (lab or Dr.'s office) is not open on Saturday or Sunday, you might want to change the day of the injection.
I used to take a 25 mg tablet weekly, but still had bad diarrhea in the mornings until my current gastro switched me to a once weekly injection of 12.5 mg which I do at home - duck soup, takes about 3 mins. Going the injection route means both my gastro and myself know I am getting the meds directly into bloodstream and I have no problems. Taking oral tablets with a known malabsorption problem meant we didn't know how much of the drug I was absorbing. Took a long time to get there!
Reading some of your early post help convince me that I had to do heptimax this time because in the past I could have been positve longer than I though and the numbers for SVR with a VL at week 12 are not very good, I didn't even plan on doing this round but it fell into place and I could do the 72 weeks but at what <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cost</span>? I have a couple of months to ponder the 72!! Thanks and have a good one!
Four of these drugs, etanercept (Enbrel2), golimumab (Simponi), infliximab (Remicade), and adalimumab (<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>humira</span>), reduce inflammation by blocking tumor necrosis factor (TNF), a cytokine or immune system protein that triggers inflammation during normal immune responses. Anakinra (Kineret), works by blocking a cytokine called interleukin-1 (IL-1) that is seen in excess in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Rituximab (Rituxan) stops the activation of a type of white blood cell called B cells.
Since I did not have the S1 pain before the injection I'm inclined to believe the steroid injection has de-stabilized my lower back more than before. I've re-read quite a few of the postings in this topic but can't seem to find any common thread. I seem to have quite a few of the symptoms described by others but nobody really seems to have any answers. My doctor is clueless ( in the nicest possible way but not a great deal of help with the underlying problem).
It didnt' get this bad until late summer last year because, I believe, we didn't get much rain. I am on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>humira</span> for rheumatoid arthritis and thought it might be a rare side effect of the medication to become hypersensitive to bites. Others in my household aren't affected by the bites. I'm taking a trip to New Mexico next month where the climate is much drier, desert country. I plan to test whether environment is the key.
I thought the itching may have been a symptom of this. They put me on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>humira</span> injections and the other symptoms went away but I still cannot tan without horrible itching. I have tried Benadryl, Atarax, Xyzal, Zyrtec and nothing helped. I have no physical signs like hives or rash. I have seen an allergist and have no allergies and my thyroid and blood tests were all fine.
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