Funny, I was going to ask the same questions about going on Cimzia. I have been on remicade for almost two years. I had been getting the infusions at my GI office every 8 weeks. For the second time in a row, the nurse practitioner who does the infusion (and works in the critical care dept of the hospital, so he is very competent) could not get a vein. I am the only one he's ever had to turn away, since he felt he could not morally stick me more than 3 times. Like last time, I have to go to the hospital to have it done.
My Gi dr. now recommends that I go on Cimzia, because he feels that at this point the remicade hasn't really made a big difference, and it isn't worth continuing due to the inconvenience of having to go to the hospital to have it done. I had surgery to remove a stricture in April. A pill cam shows that I still have inflammation, so apparently the chrohn's is still active.
After suffering for 43 years, I am ready to try anything. I am sooooooo tired of the cramps, D, and pain of this DD. I want to feel "normal" for a change. Sorry for the pity party. I appreciate the wonderful support I get from all of you. Only you can truly understand my frustration.
Best to all.
We are all in the same boat so really no problem about the pitty party @ all! Hang in there and keep me posted on the CIMZIA and if you go on it please. I am not yet on it, but really looking in to it. Maybe that is the answer OR part of the answer.
Post Edited (Fawn0209) : 9/4/2009 12:42:41 AM (GMT-6)