Ben's story will begin in a moment
The following story is from an actual HUMIRA Patient. Individual results may vary.
Please see Safety Considerations at the end of this presentation. Please see the
full prescribing information, including the Medication Guide for HUMIRA on this
Actual HUMIRA Patient. Individual results may vary.
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HUMIRA is a prescription medicine used to reduce signs and symptoms, and to achieve and
maintain clinical remission in adults with moderate to severe Crohn's disease who have not
responded well to conventional treatments, and in these adults who have also lost response
to or are unable to tolerate infliximab.
I was diagnosed with Crohn's almost 25 years ago. At the time I was very sick and
the doctors weren't sure what it was, went through many, many tests to determine,
you know, what I had, you know, I was… I had fevers and diarrhea and just a bad
stomach in general and it took probably about a year or so before I uh was diagnosed.
After I was diagnosed my, I remember my mother and my father—I guess they were initially
relieved at least, knowing what my diagnosis was, and it was just a, a tough road…it
was for, for many, many years trying to get the disease under control.
And I uh, I had a re-section and that that put me in remission immediately for a
period of ten years. I was off all meds and then I uh I had a flare-up—I wasn't,
I didn't recognize at the time that it was a flare-up, but it was a, a stomach issue
that didn't go away, and then it was a flare up and my disease was active again.
Whenever I went out I was always worried about what I ate, I was always concerned
about where the bathroom was and if I was going somewhere where I would have to
sit for a long period of time, I would make certain that I didn't eat anything beforehand
so I didn't like going to dinner and then a movie and if I went to a movie I didn't
want to sit on the inside I would always sit on the aisle—anywhere I went that had
rows I would always want to sit on the aisle 'cause I didn't want to interrupt anybody
during the performance…
If I had to go the whole day without eating then I would go the whole day without
eating if I had important meetings that I just didn't want to have to jump out of
to go to the bathroom.
HUMIRA was approved for Crohn's and I'd say a couple weeks later I got a call from
my doctor and he said "Ben we're gonna put you on HUMIRA." I went on HUMIRA and
I'm able to give myself injections when I'm supposed to but when I want to—without
making an appointment.
And uh the support program, what's best for me is that are these medication reminders
so you can get a an email every 2 weeks to remind you to take your drug, because
I need all the reminding I can get… so anything helps, but there's a lot of benefits
you know to the program and knowledge bases and information that you can obtain.
One of the most common side effects with HUMIRA is injection site reactions such
as redness, rash, swelling, itching or bruising. Do not try to inject HUMIRA yourself until you have been shown the right way to give the injections.