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cleo35
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Date Joined Feb 2007
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   Posted 4/13/2010 7:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Is there anyone here on Cimzia. Wondering what kind of experiences you've had with it?

jtaylor
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Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 39
   Posted 4/13/2010 11:56 AM (GMT -7)   
I've been on Cimzia for about 4 months now and so far so good. I haven't noticed any side effects and the disease in my terminal ileum is no longer active which is fantastic. I do have minor skin problems, like spots of eczema or something on my back, but I've had eczema problems before and I don't know for sure if Cimzia has anything to do with it. Other than that I feel great and it seems to be working.

sr5599
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1202
   Posted 4/13/2010 1:56 PM (GMT -7)   
I've been on it for a little over a year. Failed the other TNFs. I think I have a slight response to it, but it's nowhere near putting me in remission. But then, I've never been good at responding to meds anyway.

I have no side effects at all, aside from some bruises at the injection site sometimes. The injections do not hurt at all.

Good luck with it!
1 fistula, crohn's colitis, limited to large intestine
Compounded budesonide 3mg/daily, Cimzia, MTX . Dx Osteoporosis 10/08 started Forteo 1/27/09


Aimee =)
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Date Joined Jun 2004
Total Posts : 1020
   Posted 4/13/2010 3:01 PM (GMT -7)   
I was on it for only a few months before we decided we had to operate. It didn't do anything for my gut because I was too far gone. However, it did completely relieve me of the other symptoms I get, like the joint pain and sores. I already went through Humira and Remicade so if I need to go back to another TNF blocker now that I've had my resection, we'll do Cimzia again since we know I responded to it.

LBJ
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Date Joined May 2005
Total Posts : 511
   Posted 4/13/2010 5:29 PM (GMT -7)   
I have been on it since end of September.  It's ok. Has been working so so for me.  But I am another that
has tried most meds and not responded.  I was doing really good on it until about two months ago and
past two months after about 2-3 days after injection my stomach starts bothering me and I live in the bathroom.
Takes me a few days to get it to settle back down.  Joints doing so so on it too. 
Living with Crohn's Disease since Jan./2000 
I'm a true Crohnie with IBS and Arthrities too. I have Crohn's very mild compared to a lot of Crohn's people.
 
Meds I have tried:  Too many to list- LOL
Meds currently on:  Tramadol for the pain
                               Cimzia Injections. Just started on 9/30/2009                      
No Surgeries
 


Becky77
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Date Joined Dec 2005
Total Posts : 1768
   Posted 4/13/2010 7:32 PM (GMT -7)   
I have a good friend who's been on it for about 8 months. She failed Humira and had to have surgery for an abcess. She's doing wonderful now, even preggers!! It's really helped her a lot.
Becky

32 yr old female-dx with Crohn's in '97 after emergency resection and appendectomy, 2nd resection '05, Bilateral pulmonary emboli 10/09
Currently on Humira, Omeprazole, Effexor, Seroquel, Calcium, Vit D
Coumadin stopped 3/15/10!!!!

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