Because life just likes to mess with me lately… I spent a few hours in the ER with what appears to be an unusual side effect to the Humira I injected 2 weeks ago. I thought it was an allergic reaction but the doc and my rheumatologist think it’s an unusual side effect to the meds.
I admit I was a bit frightened because my lips started burning out of the blue, almost immediately my arms began to burn, and a rash started at my knuckles and went all the way up my arms to my neck. It burned really bad but was not itchy.
So they gave me a steroid through the IV and guess what? I had a rare side effect from it. 0.01% of people get it…go figure.
I was supposed to take my 2nd Humira shot tomorrow but my rheumatologist said to hold off and let my body settle down. I will take the shot next Friday.
In the meantime as a precaution I’m getting epi pens that I’ll need to carry with me.
On the bright side…the steroids will ease my pain for a few days.
What a journey. #makeitcount