Becoming Undone, I'm sorry to hear you are steriod dependent, but at least I don't feel so all alone, lol! You are down to 5mg?! That's wonderful! I was also receiving Remicade 10mg/kg every 4 weeks, and it just seems to be losing it's effectiveness, and won't let me taper off of the Pred. Yes, I take a Calcium supplement as well as Vitamin D.
Have you had to pre-medicate before the Cimzia injection? How long have you been on Cimzia? Any injection site reactions?
I wish you all the best! Blessings, Julie
Diagnosed with Crohn's March 2006, Fibromyalgia Nov. 2008, Anxiety Disorder since childhood
Asacol 3 times a day, Remicade 10mg/kg every 4 weeks, Prednisone 10 mg, Miralax, Prevacid 30mg, Vit B12, Vitamin D, Slow-FE (Iron), Hydrocortisone enemas
Imuran stopped 9/8/08 (possible Pancreatitis)
Paxil 40mg daily (for Panic disorder)
Xanax .5mg three times a day, 1mg at bedtime (for anxiety attacks)