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