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   Posted 3/24/2009 9:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Anyone taking or ever taken Cimzia?  If so , will you tell about your experience?

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   Posted 3/24/2009 11:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Started 6 weeks ago. Finished the loading dose 2 weeks ago today and waiting another two weeks for my 4th dose. Seemed to notice a slight response about 18 days into it, so about 4 days after the second dose. I really have no side effects beyond a bruise where the injections are.

I've failed both Remicade and Humira, so I'm glad to see even a slight response. It's nothing that is allowing me to get off steroids, but... One step at a time.
--40 year old female, dx as UC in '04 (1st symptoms in '03), switched to Crohn's in '05, 1 fistula, crohn's colitis, limited to large intestine  --rejected (reaction/didn't work): Asacol, AZA, 6-MP, MTX, Remicade, Humira, prednisone
--Prochymal in Phase III study (can't wait til it's approved!)
--started Tysabri 3/21/08 => STOPPED 10/3/08 - now 2 months into it & it was the right decision
--currently taking budesonide suppositories, 3mg at night.  SLIPPING big time.  Started Cimzia first dose 2/10/09.  Dx Osteoporosis 10/08 started Forteo 1/27/09
--single mom to 11-yr-old girl

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   Posted 3/25/2009 6:31 AM (GMT -6)   
I am somewhat in the same boat with you. Mr Doc told me yesterday that Cimzia is in the same class as Remicade andHumira. He is conducting some sort of study with the med-Cimzia. Anyway.I'll start next week. It's a sightly new medication.
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