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Date Joined Sep 2006
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   Posted 8/27/2008 10:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Has anyone tried the new drug Cimzia?  My doctor wants me to try this since Remicaide isn't really working.  It seems like the side effects may be the same or worse than Remicaide.  Thank you for the feedback!

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Date Joined Mar 2007
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   Posted 8/27/2008 11:06 AM (GMT -7)   

Try a search a few people are on that drug here

Also Ivy made a list of links for meds you can find it at the post listed below.


good luck



Karen (Karendee)

Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease  March 2007 Started Humira June 2008 (have been on other cd meds)

Diagnosed w/  Fibromyalgia May 2007 on Soma and Lyrica

Diagnosed w/ General Anxiety Disorder in 2005- Effexor and Clonazepam 


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   Posted 8/27/2008 6:38 PM (GMT -7)   
I have had 3 injections so far with Cimzia. Now I seem to have a mild sore throat the night after the injection. I also experience alot of fatigue for about 2 days after the injection so I get mine on a Thurs. The tiredness usually kicks in on Sat and Sun. I failed Remicade after about a yr and with Humira I had shingles and had to stop it. I was having luck with Humira. So far I really haven't noticed a positive effect from the Cimzia yet. I had my initial injection then week 2 and week 4 now i go monthly. I am praying that it will start to work. I am afraid that the other TNF drugs have developed a resistance decreasing the effect of this med. I hope your response is good. The shots are not bad. I thought that they would hurt more but it really isn't bad. The nurse comes to my house, free of charge from the Cimzia company-for all Cimzia patients, to administer and mix up the injections. You will also receive the drug free for a year from the company itself. Good luck.
35 yo--Crohns since 2000, Granuloma cysts in mouth-oral surgery X2 in 2000, Fistula colon 2006, Rectovaginal Fistula 2008, 2 Ulcers Rectum, Joint pain. Kidney Stones. Dx with Migraines in 2002 and Ovarian Cysts with Endometrosis 2001.  Dx with Fibromyalgia in 2007 and IC in 2008.  Now receiving Cimzia, Topamax 300mg daily, Cymbalta 60mg daily, Prevacid 30mg, Maxalt, Vicodin as needed, Fish Oil, and Multivits   

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