need info on meds an side effects

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Date Joined Nov 2006
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   Posted 9/24/2009 6:03 PM (GMT -6)   
hi, Im new here and was wondering if I could get some help on getting info for cymzia. Is anyone here on it? I looked it up and found out it has a black box warning along with remicade and humira. I have used both of them and have had no luck. I did ok with remicade but started experiencing some cloudiness which became worse with humira. I tend to have episodes of short term memory loss and a hard time concentrating. When I read, I cant even understand anything without having to read it a few times. My doctor told me 1% of humira patients experience these side effects and decided to switch me to cymzia. Even after stopping humira for 3 months I still feel the same way. I need to try something different but after reading more about cymzia, im not sure I want to try it.

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Date Joined Jun 2006
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   Posted 9/24/2009 6:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Johanna,

Sorry you're having such issues with meds. If you go to the resources page ( and search for Cimzia, there are links to at least three threads on the medication.
29f, PhD student, originally diagnosed 2/06.
09/09: diagnosis being questioned due to lack of evidence of disease.
Next step: seeing rheumatologist
Currently taking: 2g Pentasa, tapering from 20mg prednisone, 150mg Trazadone, multivitamin, vitamin D supplement

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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 9/24/2009 11:29 PM (GMT -6)   
They are all pretty much the same medicine..and they do the same thing..but different medicines..are often..created in a diff manner..with other substances and such..they may not trigger..some of the same exact side effects of other medicines..lets look at it this way..its worth at least a try..if you hate can stop right?

 Crohn's anal fistula Lupus Hyperthyroid..Pentasa Remicade


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Date Joined Sep 2009
Total Posts : 96
   Posted 9/25/2009 1:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Don't be shy to ask your pharmacist; they are the medication experts and know more about the medications than physicians do (that's their jobs!). Pharmacist's information is much more reliable that searching google...

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Date Joined Sep 2009
Total Posts : 78
   Posted 9/27/2009 9:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Humira and Remicade caused me to experience numbing and tingling in my hands and forearms. I was taken off of both. Cimzia I believe is just like both.
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