Debra'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.
My name is Debra and I live in LaGrange, Illinois. I've been married 19 years to
a wonderful man. I have a dog, a cat and a bird. Animals are my absolute passion.
I love hanging out with my nieces and nephew and one of the things that my husband
and I recently got involved in is motorcycle riding. We love to go on charity runs
on the weekend.
When you have Crohn's disease, every day is an adventure. You might be OK for a
few days, a few weeks, even for a few months then all of a sudden boom, you know
out of the blue, you'll get hit with an episode. In my 20s, I was pretty lucky you
know that Crohn's was somewhat under control but by the time I was about 32 years
old, my Crohn's hit very hard.
I was very fortunate that I found a fantastic gastroenterologist that really understood
what I was going through and didn't just treat the illness, but treated me as a
person, which I think is just so important for your recovery…and I think that really
made a world of difference.
When my Crohn's was really active I made sure that I wrote everything down, you
know, when a certain symptom was getting worse or when something was easing up and
that way when I went to see my doctor I'd be able to go ahead and hand all that
information— we'd be able to go ahead and chart where the Crohn's was.
I think over the years my gastroenterologist and I had a really good way of communicating
with each other. You know, I think we were both brutally honest with one another,
which I appreciated from him and also, you know, we both had a sense of humor about
what was going on with my condition. I think that was just something that developed
over the years, you know, we just built up more and more trust.
My doctor said well, you know, I've got this drug, it's called HUMIRA, why don't
you go ahead and give it a shot...
With HUMIRA, the results got progressively better I want to say every week. It started
off with, you know, here and there I'd get a good day, and then after a few weeks
I could started getting more good days.
When my gastroenterologist told me that HUMIRA was an injectable drug, I really
didn't have a problem with it. So I really wasn't intimidated at all by having to
inject myself. I actually kind of like the idea that I can give the medication to
myself. I don't have to go to a doctor's office to do it and I don't have to rely
on my doctor or his nurse to go ahead and, you know, administer the medication to
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.