Post Edited (SSG Mommy) : 5/15/2010 12:25:31 AM (GMT-6)
Post Edited (firecracker1) : 5/15/2010 11:00:20 AM (GMT-6)
cleo35, it took me so long to get the card I ordered online that I ended up calling and they activated a card for me over the phone right away and gave me the number so I could get my medicine filled right away. Try calling them. I'm not sure why it takes so long when you apply online.
SSG, yes, you can use either your thigh or abdomen, just like on the Humira. I've taken both and I prefer Cimzia. It doesn't hurt as bad but it does take longer to do because it's so thick. You have to push the syringe pretty hard, but it's a cool syringe and is comfortable to hold. When I took Cimzia on a clinical trial, I normally got injection site whelts, but I don't get them now that I do it myself. I also used to get upper respiratory infections a lot with both Humira and Cimzia, but the prednisone must be keeping them away right now. So, I think you'll find the Cimzia to be very similar to Humira, but hopefully work better.