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macmommy
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   Posted 2/2/2010 8:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone,
 
I'm new here. Glad to have found such a helpful group. I have Crohn's disease. It was very mild until I gave birth. Since then, I've struggled (18 mos.). Had another colonoscopy today and Doc says its pretty inflammed. He would like to try Cimzia. I open to it because I've had a really miserable time. Have you had success with this one?
 
Thank you for any feedback.
 
p.s. I've tried Asacol, prednisone and Entocort. Only Prednisone worked but I gained a lot of weight and got both the moon face and the back hump. I hate to go there again.

Becoming undone
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   Posted 2/2/2010 8:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Cimzia works well for many...I'm on it too...though, for me, I am the atypical...But I have been on it for over 1.5 years now. It controls many of my symptoms. It is injected once a month (though I am now up to 2x) by trained personnel which could be a home health nurse, at the doctors office, or some people inject themselves. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.
"The earth laughs in flowers"


macmommy
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   Posted 2/2/2010 8:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you, Becoming Undone. I'm glad you are having success with Cimzia. What do you mean that you are "atypical"? :-)

GDen
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   Posted 2/2/2010 9:15 PM (GMT -7)   
I've been on Cimzia for about 1/2 year now and it really seems to be working. I'd say I'm probably about 80% in remission. It's a long, slow, many-month road though as the drug takes its time to fully kick in.
Cimzia, Asacol


Aimee =)
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   Posted 2/2/2010 10:01 PM (GMT -7)   
I tried Cimzia but sadly didn't get much result from it. I did respond very well to Remicade and Humira, which are both similar. I had no side effects from Cimzia though.

macmommy
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   Posted 2/3/2010 7:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the feedback. What type of side effects have you gotten from the biologics? Is it more favorable than the Prednisone?

Becoming undone
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   Posted 2/3/2010 11:06 PM (GMT -7)   
macmommy, Atypical, in that I don't achieve total remission of symptoms, they just become less severe, and that it runs out in 3 weeks. Even my blood markers for inflammation are way high, but not quite as high as without. So now I get an injection 2x a month. It seems to be working...

Side effects? Mostly a feeling of a stuffy nose/throat requiring benedryl. And some hair loss, at least for me. You might get a funny taste in your mouth a few days...not as bad as some meds.

For me the side effects of prednisone were much worse. Had the anger things, the sugar sensitivities and the food just didn't taste wright. Oh, forgot the moon face, the buffalo hump, and the stretch marks on my stomach.
"The earth laughs in flowers"

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