After one month (that’s 2 injections) my initial experience with Humira is positive. It is weird injecting medicine, and I have to stare at the injection pen for a while before I use it, but once I talk myself into it the injection is very easy. The first injection started to work within 48 hours and the only side effect seemed to be having trouble sleeping for a day or two. After 10 days the effect started to wear off and I felt a bit more tired and achy in the morning.
Second injection was a bit easier – I got some advice to inject in a fattier part of my thigh, and to ice the spot first. The medicine does not sting, but the needle did a bit. Yeah, I’m a big baby. The second time around the injection had an even better effect. So well that my right shoulder has finally stopped aching, and I can finally sleep on my right side – something I haven’t been able to do since September. I did see the 10 day drop off again with the 2nd injection.
Finally weaned off of that pesky prednisone, and in another month I’m hoping to reduce the Methotrexate from 15 back to 10. The most annoying thing about the Metho thus far is that everything tastes off to me – luckily I can cook a good number of recipes by route!