anyone switch from Cimzia to Remicade?

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Date Joined Nov 2009
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   Posted 11/10/2009 7:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Had a blockage after being on Cimzia for 12 months.  Dr says it is worth a try to switch to remicade.  if not, probably need surgery. Predisone in hospital and no is keeping things moving but he says this is not a permenant fix.  I am worried about remicade and wonder why i shouldnt opt for the surgery.  thoughts?

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   Posted 11/10/2009 7:48 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm switching from Remicade to Cemzia, as my whole body had really bad side effects from Remicade. well i'm supposed to be switching to Cemzia, but found out yesterday, that I now have no insurance. The side effects from Remicade started right after my 2nd treatment of Remicade. But all 3 of them , Remicade, Humira and Cemzia all have the same side effects, if not one worse then the other.

But i'm new to all of this, as I was diagnosed with Crohns on August 9th of this year. Hope all goes well with you
Sally from Milton NH.   
Prevcid  DR   (1)  30mg   every morning 
Oxycodone  (1) 30mg every 4-6 hrs  Dicyclomine (2) 20 mg 4X's a day  
Vicodone  APAP (2-3) 7.5-750 At  bed time  
Potassium CL ER  (2) 20mg 3 times a day 
Ascecol EC  (4) 40mg 3 X a day,  Dicyclomine (2) 20mg 4X's a day
Pomrthazine  (1) 12.5 mg 2-3 X's a day
Remicade doesn't  like me anymore. Onto Humira
RICE chex's and I have become really really good friends!!!!!!

Poppa T
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Date Joined Nov 2003
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   Posted 11/10/2009 2:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello,I was on Remicade and Methotrexate for about 4 years then went on Humira for a 6 month period,the Humira didn't do it's thing so now i am on Cimzia,i recently had a resection and have restarted the Cimzia and so far feel great.
        "when you see only one set of footprints in the sand,that is because you were tired and HE carried you"

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