This is my first time posting anything on a computer besides an email. I was diagnosed with Crohns at age 19, and have suffered for almost 30 years. Just like many of you, I have tried many different medications with success on a few till my body builds up a tolerance, starting with Azulfidine, Imuran & Prednisone to the very recent change of Cimzia from Remicade (which worked well for almost 4 years). I have also had several bowel obstructions (too many to count) and 6 surgeries.
My question is what are the side effects of Cimzia (I didn't have many on the Remicade, just minor joint pain later in the day on infusion day), how long does it take before the Cimzia starts to take effect? Right now I am so tired and my joints hurt so bad I can hardly get out of bed most days.
Thanks in advance for your help.