I opted for Cimzia most recently. Remicade was awesome for me, Humira was more than I could handle, and I'm hoping to the heavens that I have the nerve to do this Cimzia stuff. Biologics are scaring me too, but I'm desperate. And my doc and I also agreed that Tsyabri was scary and that we'd both vote for Cimzia first. I don't know... I'm sorry you're going through this too. It sucks to have to decide which is the lesser of the "evils".
I too have thought about stepping "backwards" to the pills, but I really didn't respond well to any of them when I tried 5 years ago... I just wasn't in any shape to experiment before they jumped to the Remicade, so I'm wondering if maybe I COULD get away with maintenance meds like Imuran once I get my intestines somewhat healed up...
I wish I had something more "uppity" to say... just want you to know you're not alone! I hope you start to feel better soon and that your "lupus" and joint pain disappear with the remnants of whatever it is that's making you so miserable.
27f, dx'd CD July '05 after 6 fistula/abscess surgeries
Remicade '05 through '08, with no other maintenance meds
'cade stopped working in '08 and I've been scrambling ever since.
Noticing a real difference with a Gluten-Free diet.
Probiotics, Digestive Enzymes, and Prednisone
Soon to Start:
Cimzia, acacia fiber supplement, and L-Glutamine