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Date Joined Aug 2008
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   Posted 10/7/2008 6:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone, this is my first entry on your site. I have been reading lots of posts since I was diagnosed in July, but now finally am showing my face (so to speak) I have been on prednisone for the last month and a half, and now that I am off of it my doctor wants to put me on cimzia. Does anyone have any opinions about cimzia? I havent noticed a lot of people taking it and I am nervous. I dont have medical insurance so my doctor is trying to help me in whatever way he can, and I guess cimzia is willing to start me for free. Any info would help.

Regular Member

Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 350
   Posted 10/7/2008 7:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to the forum you should be able to get a lot of answers here. Cimzia is a realitivly new drug to the crohn's disease world as it was only approved since April of this year. It is a anti TNF agents similar to Humira and Remicade, both of which have provided a lot of help with crohns disease patients. Sorry to hear you were diagnosed and I hope you get good results from Cimzia. There should be a couple people along shortly who have direct experience with cimzia. Here is a link to a thread on Cimzia
23 Diagnosed With Crohns's April 07. Tysabri Right Now

Post Edited (FinalMacGyver) : 10/7/2008 6:13:48 PM (GMT-6)

Veteran Member

Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 4527
   Posted 10/7/2008 7:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi and welcome to Healing Well glad you found us . Yes there are a few people here that have been on it or are on it. I don't know muvh about it myself but I am sure others will be along . Sounds like your Dr. is trying to be very gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,and still gail

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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 900
   Posted 10/7/2008 7:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello love123... I love your username!!!! I am sorry that you were diagnosed with this disease... it is not always easy... but it will be ok. You are in good hands here at HW... we are truly a family here...don't ever be afraid to ask... plenty of questions... the wonderful people of HW are a great, great source of information, advice and most of all support.
You'll find it easy to talk to people here... all of us are in various stages of this disease... we all have our good days and bad days... but what you'll find most helpful , I think, is that we are able to laugh at ourselves... CD is a disease... it happens to be something you have to deal with ... but it is NOT who you are....
I can't help you with the med that you've been prescribed but I know others will be along to offer some advice...
I do welcome you with open arms... come to us often... we are anxious to get to know you better and help you with this new journey!
51 yr.old retired RN,Crohn's D for last35 yrs..severe esophagitis, migraines,strictures,urethral stricture,depression,probable MS.,RLS, arthritis, PTSD ,general anxiety disorder.

New Member

Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 2
   Posted 10/7/2008 9:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Wow already three replies! Thanks so much for the information and support so far. I really appreciate it. And I hope to get to know all of you better soon too!
diagnosed with UC at 21, didnt take medication until now at 25 when diagnosed with crohn's. Trying to figure this whole thing out... currently getting acupuncture and taking asacol, probiotics, fish oil, chinese herbs and a multivitamin

Regular Member

Date Joined Oct 2006
Total Posts : 367
   Posted 10/7/2008 9:34 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Love!  Welcome to HW!  I'm sorry that you have to be here (Crohn's is no walk in the park), but I'm glad that you found us.  I was just like you--I read and read and read posts for months before finally signing on!

As you've already witnessed, you will not find another place with so much love, support, information, experience, and opinions :)

As for Cimzia, you can probably google and find some of their clinical trial data.  I'm pretty sure they offer assistance for people without insurence.  Keep us posted on how you're doing!

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