Chantal'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 when I was 25 years old. I had started having symptoms
when I was about 19 but I had a few misdiagnoses first and they finally found out
that I had Crohn's because I had an appendectomy, but I actually did not have appendicitis.
It was inflammation around my appendix that was causing the problems so when they
went in to remove my appendix they found the other inflammation.
When they told me I had Crohn's I was actually quite sad, I had thought when they
finally find out what was wrong with me it would be something that they could just
make go away and all of the sudden I had something that I would have for the rest
of my life.
Initially, I found my gastroenterologist through a referral. I had started with
a GI closer to me at a smaller hospital and when he realized how advanced my Crohn's
was, he referred me to a larger hospital. My doctor that I currently have happened
to be on call that day and he and I got along very, very well, he's a wonderful
man and a wonderful doctor and I've been with him ever since.
When I found my current doctor the biggest feeling that I had was relief, just knowing
that there was somebody who cared and understood and was committed to helping me
When I would first start talking to him about my Crohn's I was very reserved. It's
very personal and the things that you talk about aren't what most people talk about.
People don't talk about their bodily functions and he had to remind me over and
over to be open with him, to call him if I had problems, to make sure that I'm updating
him on how I'm feeling even if it's just to let him know that I'm feeling good and
it took me a long time to really be open.
He makes me feel comfortable and he makes me feel that there's not a reason to be
The reason that I started using HUMIRA, I had been on other medications that had
not worked for me.
When I first learned that I would have to give myself injections I made sure I asked
as many questions as I could about how to do it properly. The packaging comes with
a lot of instructions and I made sure I read those very thoroughly. I also make
sure that everything is very clean and I make sure I wash my hands. I make sure
everything is completely prepped before I get ready to give myself my injection.
Being able to self-administer the HUMIRA. I can take it with me I can use HUMIRA
on my schedule.
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.