And this is pretty much how I feel about it. There’s times I feel like I’m being a baby about it but I HATE THESE INJECTIONS. They hurt, they leave bruises, the injection sites are tender for a few days. I just don’t like it. At all.
Just thinking about it makes me want to cry and causes me to get anxious. And the reason I feel like I’m being a baby about it is because I’ve had so many blood draws and IVs over the last year. And then I can sit for 2.5 hrs getting my arm drilled with a tattoo gun and not get upset or cry about it. I just tough it out. But these damn injections make me want to bawl my eyes out. And do make me bawl my eyes out when M has to give me the injection. They just hurt and it seems like no matter how the injections are done they hurt like a bitch. I tried icing the injection site prior to having them last time and that didn’t really seem to help. At all.
My first GI made the medications seem so simple. Take these few pills and we’ll hope you go into remission. And then I end up in the hospital because of the Lialda. And then Prednisode made me gain so much weight that I still haven’t managed to get rid of which could be from the Budesonide. And then I had the allergic reaction to Imuran. And now I’m on a medication that has to be injected into my body.
ugh!! I am so sorry you have to deal with this.. and it causes you so much anxiety and worries throughout regular days. While I have never been on humira (knock on wood lol), I have had other medications that needed to be injected. It is such a violation. It is pain that always reminds you that you have a chronic illness. This is such a great post! Thank you for sharing these feelings 🙂
There are times it does feel like a violation. I’m pretty much over all of the IV sticks and blood draws. And then the Humira nurses call every two weeks to ask how things went with the injection and then I explain to them how the injections are going. I really wish Humira came in a pill form 🙁 Thank you! I definitely felt a little better after sharing how I felt 🙂
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While I have never been on humira, I have had other medications that needed to be injected. As I commented on this post, I think it is so great to express these feelings. Constant needles and all of the other complications and side effects makes life with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) soo difficult sometimes.
Thanks for sharing!
Humira used to make me cry when I was on it too, and I am also someone who has been through hundreds of blood draws, IVs, a PICC, and methotrexate. Theres just something about Humira that is scary, and the medication stings, A LOT. You’re not a baby, in fact you are super strong, and this is something so difficult. You are brave, and you will get through every shot. I wish we could all take “shots” before the real shots to make it a little more bearable 😛 Keep fighting!
I wish I knew what about it makes it stings. There are people out there who have figured out how to do the injections without much pain but I’m not able to do the injections the way that they do. My skin won’t cooperate. Thank you! I really appreciate that 🙂 It helps that I can have my boyfriend do them and he always comforts me after they’re done. And I wish we could do that too, lol!
I feel the same exact way! I was doing so well on it and now entering my 8th month at once a week I am back to square one. Taking the injection has to be the worst day of my week and I still get symptoms afterwards 🙁 . I share your pain #AS
I’m sorry to hear that 🙁